Palliative care in the acute hospital
This chapter focuses on palliative care in acute hospitals in Great Britain. Hospitals are not really set up to deal with long-lasting poor health and chronic disease and most of the staff working in acute hospitals do not have any formal training for palliative care. This situation may soon change as clinicians coming through nursing and medical schools will have exposure to palliative care teaching, which is already being embedded in the training of allied healthcare professionals, pharmacists, and others working in clinical roles. This chapter also discusses the qualities that can help health professionals thrive in acute hospitals.
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