Disability and the death and dying agenda

Carol Thomas

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Second edition

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199599295
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731532 | DOI:
Disability and the death and dying agenda

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This chapter considers the interests of disabled people in the social management of death and dying. It covers: the meaning and nature of disability, including key concepts; the social position and health status of disabled people across the globe; the relevance of disability for end of life care services and practice; and principles for the avoidance of inequity in the provision of support at the end of life.

Keywords: disabled people; social management; social position; health status; end of life care; health inequality

Chapter.  6209 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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