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Design, implementation, and evaluation of palliative care programmes and services with a public health WHO perspective

Xavier Gómez-Batiste, Jose Espinosa, M. Pau González-Olmedo, Marisa Martínez-Muñoz, Cristina Lasmarias, Anna Novellas, Elba Beas, Josep Porta-Sales, Jordi Trelis, Candela Calle and Jan Stjernsward

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/9780199599400.003.0081
Design, implementation, and evaluation of palliative care programmes and services with a public health WHO perspective

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From the 1990s onwards the World Health Organization (WHO) has been proposing palliative care as a key element of health care systems, to be inserted into mainstream planning and organization. Accordingly, WHO Public Health Palliative Care Programmes have been implemented. These programmes are defined as the systematic application of several measures to improve the care of advanced and terminal patients and their families at a population level either at the sector, regional, or national level. This chapter describes the principles, aims, and elements of WHO Public Health Programmes.

Keywords: World Health Organization; palliative care; end-of-life care; health care

Chapter.  4520 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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