The purpose of this literature review was to describe older individuals’ perceptions of a good death. A systematic data search of CINAHL, Medline, PsycINFO, ASSIA, and Medic databases from 2010 to 2020, supplemented with a manual search, resulted in 16 studies that met the inclusion criteria. Study quality was assessed using the JBI critical appraisal criteria. Data were analyzed by inductive content analysis. The core elements of older individuals’ perceptions of a good death were a dignified moment of death, factors that enhance the desire to live, an active agency in adapting to death, and equal interpersonal relationships.
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