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Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Edited by David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe and Sheila Payne

Second edition

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599295
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731532 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.001.0001
Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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Society has become increasingly diverse: multi-cultural, multi-faith, and wide ranging in family structures. The wealthier are healthier and social inequalities are more pronounced. Respecting and working with the range of ‘differences’ among service users, families, and communities in health and social care with ill, dying, and bereaved people is a neglected area in the literature. As the principles of palliative and end-of-life care increasingly permeate the mainstream of health and social care services, it is important that professionals are sensitive and respond to the differing needs of individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs, abilities, and sexual orientations, as well as to the different contexts and social environments in which people live and die. This book explores what underpins inequality, disadvantage, and injustice in access to good end-of-life care. Increasingly clinicians, policy planners, and academics are concerned about inequity in service provision. Internationally, there is an increasing focus and sense of urgency both on delivering good care in all settings regardless of diagnosis, and on better meeting the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. National initiatives emphasize the importance of resolving disparities in care and harnessing empowered user voices to drive change.

Keywords: family structures; social inequalities; social care services; socio-economic background; ethnicity; belief; sexual orientation; inequality; injustice

Book.  240 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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Social inequality in dying in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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Communication, information, and support in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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Poverty and finance in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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Embracing diversity at the end of life in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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Disability and the death and dying agenda in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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Death and dying in older people in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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Vulnerable adults and families in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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