Original ArticlesEnd-of-Life Care Terminology A Scoping ReviewRahemi, Zahra PhD, RN; Fasolino, Tracy PhD, FNP-BC, ACHPN Author Information College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Correspondence: Zahra Rahemi, PhD, RN, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Clemson University, 116 Edwards Hall, Clemson, SC 29634 (zrahe[email protected]). The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Supplemental digital contents are available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's Web site (www.advancesinnursingscience.com). Advances in Nursing Science: April/June 2021 - Volume 44 - Issue 2 - p 148-156 doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000334 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract The purpose of this scoping review is to present an overview of terms found in publications associated with end-of-life care management that can impact decision making by patients, health care providers, and researchers. Connotative terminology and syntax can influence the decision-making approach and process. We examined 49 publications for positive, negative, and neutral connotations. We consistently found negative terminology in the publications. To advance the development of nursing knowledge regarding end-of-life care, researchers should be aware of their biases of terminology and syntax use. We propose modifications to language used in end-of-life care planning models and literature can improve care congruency. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.