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
Essential reading for public health researchers and
practitioners with an interest in end of life care and global
health as well as those involved in developing palliative care
provision, International Perspectives on Public Health and
Palliative Care is the first volume to present an overview of
theory and practice in this emerging field.
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