La Belle Mort en Milieu Rural: A Report of an Ethnographic Study of the Good Death for Quebec Rural Francophones
Référence bibliographique 
Veillette, Anne-Marie, Fillion, Lise, Wilson, Donna M., Thomas, Roger et Dumont, Serge. 2010. «La Belle Mort en Milieu Rural: A Report of an Ethnographic Study of the Good Death for Quebec Rural Francophones ». Journal of Palliative Care, vol. 26, no 3, p. 159-166.
Intentions : «This investigation was designed to obtain perspectives on what constitutes a good death from persons living in rural Quebec.» (p. 160)
Échantillon/Matériau : «[D]ata were collected in two regions. One was a considerable distance from Quebec City (region A), and one was close to Quebec City (region B) […] All participants who were interviewed individually were long-term rural community members […] The focus groups gathered together municipal leaders, health care providers and administrators working in end-of-life contexts, and people involved in organizations that offer community services. […] The participants provided narratives concerning 70 [death] cases […].» (p. 161)
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
According to the authors, «[t]his ethnographic study provided a conceptual analysis of a good rural death as represented by French-speaking rural residents of Quebec. One of its chief findings is that rural residents wanted to die in their rural homes or communities surrounded by family and loved ones; they wanted to end their lives in a place where they could benefit from the solidarity and support of neighbours. This preference of place was even at the expense of reduced access to specialized care or other needed services. Although some similarities between rural and urban good deaths were indicated, this study identifies some issues that need to be addressed in Quebec and elsewhere to enable good rural deaths. Other Canadian provinces and non-Canadian states are encouraged to learn about Quebec’s palliative care policies and services, as these could be replicated outside Quebec. Although this study was undertaken to help develop appropriate palliative/ end-of-life care services in rural Quebec, its findings could also be used to develop these services in other rural regions.» (p. 165-166) Note : Cette étude s’intéresse aussi à l’idée de la réconciliation avant la mort et aux proches aidants.