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Subject: Palliative care
Saturday 8 October 2011 marks World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. The Public Health Agency would like to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world by raising awareness and understanding of the needs - medical, social, practical and spiritual - of people living with a...
Subject: Palliative care
Over thirty years ago, Prof. John Hinton voiced his criticisms of the standard of medical care offered to patients with advanced and life-threatening conditions. In the decades that followed, we have witnessed a remarkable renaissance in terms of our understanding of the needs of patients in the...
Subject: Palliative care
Report of the National Advisory Committee on Palliative Care It is anticipated that the need for palliative care services will increase in coming years. Population projections indicate that between 1996 and 2031 the population aged 65 years and over is expected to more than double. Currently, over...
Palliative care and end of life care is the active, holistic care of patients with advanced and progressive illness.  It is an integral part of the care delivered by all health and social care professionals, and indeed by families and carers, to those living with, and dying from any advanced,...