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Table 4 Decision making and preferred place of care

From: Public preferences and priorities for end-of-life care in Kenya: a population-based street survey

Who to involve in decisions about care at the end-of-life When have mental capacity to make a decision N yes (%) When have lost the mental capacity to make a decision N yes (%)
Relative (partner, spouse or other relative) 112 (55.7%) 137 (68.2%)
Self 96 (47.8%) 15 (7.5%)
Doctor 92 (45.8%) 59 (29.4%)
Friend 9 (4.5%) 14 (7.0%)
Other 5 (2.5%) 5 (2.5%)
Preferred place of death Most preferred Least preferred
In your own home 98 (51.1%) 44 (23.7%)
In the home of a relative or friend 3 (1.6%) 39 (21.0%)
In hospital - but not palliative care unit 47 (23.5%) 35 (18.8%)
In a hospice or palliative care unit (I.e. places with specialist care and beds for dying patients) 30 (15.6%) 9 (4.8%)
In a nursing home 4 (2.1%) 7 (3.8%)
In a residential home 0 9 (4.5%)
Somewhere else 10 (5.2%) 43 (21.4%)