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Patient Participation in Palliative CareA voice for the voiceless$
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Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.001.0001

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Quality issues in palliative and supportive care

Quality issues in palliative and supportive care

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(p.39) 4 Quality issues in palliative and supportive care
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Patient Participation in Palliative Care
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Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

John Hunt

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0004

This chapter discusses the quality issues found in palliative and supportive care. It distinguishes the two main areas that are important for palliative care: ‘quality of life’ of patients and their carers and ‘quality of care’ delivered by services. Some of the issues of quality discussed in this chapter include the theoretical considerations on measuring quality and the aspects of quality that are considered ‘right’.

Keywords:   quality issues, quality of life, quality of care, theoretical considerations, measuring quality, aspects of quality

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