Provision of palliative care services: putting policy into practice

Source: British Journal of Community Nursing 2011 vol. 16(8) p390

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This article discusses the outsourcing of primary care palliative care services to 3rd party providers to meet cost cutting targets. The author asks the question, “Does it matter who provides palliative care services as long as they meet the needs of the people they are there for?”. The author questions how the voluntary and private sector organisations will monitor and measure outcomes and how will they be called to account for the service they provide as poorly managed end-of-life care and bereavement can have a devastating impact on people and can lead to further problems.

Length of publication: 1 page

Some important notes: Please contact your local health library for a copy of this article. Follow this link to find your local health library.

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