Based on extensive research on End of life care decision-making among patients with cancer in Rwanda, it is our understanding that, “death is largely viewed as an accomplishment and not as something to be feared”.

Continued exploration into African multicultural perspectives is imperative to further the understanding of – and to improve upon – existing practices about quality of life and care, death and dying. This will allow for greater support and advancement in palliative care development on the African continent.

Further research into End of Life care must incorporate different perspectives and recommendations that could advance the palliative care agenda in Africa.