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An ideal palliative care model

Paul Sinclair

in Rethinking palliative care

Published by Policy Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9781861349217
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303244 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349217.003.0006
An ideal palliative care model

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This chapter develops an ideal palliative-care system by applying the key elements of Social Role Valorisation (SRV)-based systems to the palliative-care context. It argues that service systems can evolve beyond the institutional model to a dispersed services model. Beginning with a discussion of the evolution of systems beyond institutional models, the chapter then looks at how a dispersion of service provision allows institutions to be closed. After examining the feasibility and effectiveness of non-institutional models of care, the chapter describes the closure of a disability institution, a significant proportion of whose residents require palliative care. It concludes by outlining a reconfiguration of case management that can work towards a dispersion of service provision.

Keywords: palliative care; SRV; institutions; models of care; case management

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