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Death, Dying, and Social Differences
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Death, Dying, and Social Differences

David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, and Sheila Payne

Abstract

Society has become increasingly diverse: multi-cultural, multi-faith, and wide ranging in family structures. The wealthier are healthier and social inequalities are more pronounced. Respecting and working with the range of ‘differences’ among service users, families, and communities in health and social care with ill, dying, and bereaved people is a neglected area in the literature. As the principles of palliative and end-of-life care increasingly permeate the mainstream of health and social care services, it is important that professionals are sensitive and respond to the differing needs of i ... More

Keywords: family structures, social inequalities, social care services, socio-economic background, ethnicity, belief, sexual orientation, inequality, injustice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Oliviere, editor
Director of Education and Training, St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, London; Visiting Professor, Middlesex University, London, UK

Barbara Monroe, editor
Chief Executive, St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, London; Honorary Professor, International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK

Sheila Payne, editor
Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care, and Help the Hospices Chair in Hospice Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster; Director of the Cancer Experiences Collaborative, UK

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Contents

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Part 1

Chapter 3 Social inequality in dying

Barbara Hanratty and Louise Holmes

Chapter 7 Embracing diversity at the end of life

Heather Richardson and Jonathan Koffman

Part 2

Chapter 9 Death and dying in older people

Caroline Nicholson and Jo Hockley

Chapter 13 People with mental health needs

Annabel Price and Max Henderson

Chapter 21 Palliative care for prisoners

Mary Turner and Sheila Payne