The current paper deals with the expectations, Ukrainian women in need of care and their carers have regarding a good end of life. To reveal these anticipations, interviews have been conducted with 13 women, who live in three western and in two eastern Ukrainian cities.
Additionally, five group discussions with social workers and carers were held, who are engaged in the mobile care of these women. To gain an understanding of the portrayal of ageing in media, Ukrainian internet journals were investigated.
The answers to the question, what is most important at the end of life have been categorised as follows: material well-being, good health, family / friends, faith and appreciation. Based on these categories, perspectives for the development of care at the end of life have been generated, also taking into account the potential for resilience and the guiding value of dignity. Finally, the recommendations and guidelines of the European Association for Palliative Care regarding the development of palliative and hospice care have been critically reviewed for their feasibility in Ukraine.