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Death, Dying, and Social Differences$
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David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.001.0001

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Palliative care for prisoners

Palliative care for prisoners

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(p.200) Chapter 21 Palliative care for prisoners
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Death, Dying, and Social Differences
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Mary Turner

Sheila Payne

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0063

This chapter suggests that the prison population as a whole has to contend with multiple and severe disadvantages in terms of health, education, ageing, ethnicity, and disability compared with the rest of the population. It argues that consequently the needs of dying prisoners (and their families) for supportive and palliative care can be far greater than for other patients.

Keywords:   palliative care, end of life care, dying prisoners, prison population

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