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Table 2 Modifiable dimensions of the patient experience, from the ‘framework for a good death’ [4]

From: #Deathbedlive: the end-of-life trajectory, reflected in a cancer patient’s tweets

Modifiable dimension of the patient experience Examples of specific concerns
Physical symptoms Pain and fatigue
Psychological and cognitive symptoms Depression, anxiety and confusion
Social relationships and support Family, community, interests
Economic demands and care giving needs Saving and income, personal care and nursing care
Hopes and expectations Milestones and assessment of prognosis
Spiritual and existential beliefs Religion, sense of purpose and meaning