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Palliative care for prisoners

Mary Turner and Sheila Payne

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/9780199599295.003.0063
Palliative care for prisoners

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This chapter suggests that the prison population as a whole has to contend with multiple and severe disadvantages in terms of health, education, ageing, ethnicity, and disability compared with the rest of the population. It argues that consequently the needs of dying prisoners (and their families) for supportive and palliative care can be far greater than for other patients.

Keywords: palliative care; end of life care; dying prisoners; prison population

Chapter.  3556 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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