Better classifications of dying places
Respecting preferences for place of death is important. The first step is to classify the dying places (home, hospital, among others) in a way that is meaningful for individuals. In this context, the EU-funded EOLinPLACE project will create a solid base for the first international classification tool to map preferred and actual places towards death. The project will conduct a mixed-methods study in four countries covering existing target variation to explore nuances and commonalities in people’s end of life pathways. The findings will provide new insights into how to care for the dying.