Harvey M. Chochinov, MD, PhD


End-of-Life Care and the Elderly

December 01, 2008

Every life ends with death. For the elderly, death is the end of a long life that has been shaped by personal history and world events, various relationships, well-set personality characteristics and, of course, happenstance. Each of these, in addition to the specific circumstances that herald death, shapes the experience of dying in old age.