A global update on the development of palliative care services

Source: International Journal of Palliative Nursing, October 2011, 17, (10), p.472-476

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Date of publication: October 2011

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: This editorial commentary on worldwide progress in hospice and palliative care service provision focusses on progress made and ongoing issues which were highlighted in a recent study published by the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance.  Issues include the impact of national policies, increased clarification of palliative care terms and definitions, and initiatives raising public awareness, as well as funding and access to palliative care services.

Results show that there’s been a marked increase in the number of countries providing hospice and palliative care services.  The article explores some of the key factors behind the progress made and focuses on advocacy and policy developments.

Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library. 

Acknowledgement: BNI

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