Working the System and Making a Difference

James L. Hallenbeck

in Palliative Care Perspectives

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780195165784
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999897 | DOI:
Working the System and Making a Difference

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This chapter discusses proposed interventions to effect any significant change and improvement in the palliative care sector that can be accomplished through the initial work of one individual. It provides a list of suggested activities in different segments of palliative care, including educational initiatives, decision making, and psychosocial and spiritual issues. The chapter calls on all practitioners to play their part in helping individual patients and improving the system of care.

Keywords: palliative care; educational initiatives; decision making; psychosocial issues; spiritual issues; system of care

Chapter.  3657 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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