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Palliative care in primary care

Lieve Van den Block

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199599400
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739170 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0049
Palliative care in primary care

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This chapter focuses on palliative care delivered in the home. It explores the mutual values of palliative and primary care; outlines different models of primary palliative care organization, focusing in particular on the Gold Standard Framework in the UK; and presents the major challenges and barriers to effective palliative care in primary care today.

Keywords: end-of-life care; home care; Gold Standard Framework; palliative care organization

Chapter.  4266 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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