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Homeless people

Louise Jones

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

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/9780199599295.003.0046
Homeless people

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This chapter discusses issues in the provision of palliative care to homeless people. Palliative care provision must be sufficiently flexible to accommodate complex needs. In the UK, the relative independence of many hospices allows for a person-centred approach that can be tailored for those who are homeless. One group of homeless people suggested a dedicated half-way house shelter, staffed twenty-four hours a day, to provide a safe convalescent environment on leaving hospital.

Keywords: palliative care; end of life care; hospice care; dying; homeless

Chapter.  3172 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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