International perspectives on public health and palliative care

Sallnow, Libby, Kumar, Suresh and Kellehear, Allan, eds. (2012) International perspectives on public health and palliative care. Routledge Studies in Public Health . Routledge. 9780415663502.

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Abstract

Public health approaches to palliative care have been growing in policy importance and practice acceptance. This innovative volume explores the major concepts, practice examples, and practice guidelines for this new approach.

The goal of ‘comprehensive care’ – seamless support for patients as they transition between home based care and inpatient services – relies on the principles of health promotion and community development both to ensure services are available and importantly appropriate for patients’ needs. In developing contexts, where hospitals and hospices may be inaccessible, a public health approach provides not only continuity of care but greater access to good end of life care. This book provides both a historical and conceptual overview whilst offering practical case examples from affluent and developing contexts, in a range of clinical settings. Finally, it draws together research-based guidelines for future practice

Item Type: Book
Keywords (uncontrolled): Public health ; Palliative care
Editors: Sallnow, Libby and Kumar, Suresh and Kellehear, Allan
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 12277
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Depositing User: Bade Ajibade
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 14:47
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:29
ISBN: 9780415663502
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/12277

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