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A public health framework for paediatric palliative and hospice care

Kari Hexem and Chris Feudtner

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/9780199599400.003.0071
A public health framework for paediatric palliative and hospice care

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This chapter outlines a public health framework for paediatric palliative and hospice care to facilitate the focus on key public health concerns and to understand better how they apply in paediatric palliative and hospice care. It includes assessing patterns of health and disease in populations, promoting wellness, understanding the social determinants of health, considering nested levels of influence and impact, and improving quality while promoting equity.

Keywords: public health; health care; end-of-life care; children

Chapter.  2611 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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