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Models of palliative care

Nick Bosanquet and Chris Salisbury

in Providing a palliative care service: towards an evidence base

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780192629913
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730153 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629913.003.0008
Models of palliative care

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This chapter provides a framework of models of organization for palliative care described in the literature. This framework serves as a basis for the evaluation of alternative models presented in the latter sections of this study. The framework of options presented in this chapter is not necessarily exhaustive; however, it provides comprehensive details of models of palliative care. The framework seeks not to pinpoint who owns or is responsible for a system; rather, it aims to show how the palliative care service is delivered. Among the palliative care models discussed herein are hospital approaches, institutional services for patients who are not in-patients, home-based services, and other services such as support groups.

Keywords: framework; models of organization; alternative models; hospital approaches; institutional services; home-based services; support groups

Chapter.  3964 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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