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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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Palliative medicine

Palliative medicine

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(p.126) 9 Palliative medicine
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Patient Participation in Palliative Care
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James Gilbert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0009

This chapter discusses and identifies some of the reasons why some doctors are not naturally patient focused. It analyses some of the assumptions that underlie the idea of a ‘voice for the voiceless’, followed by some reflections on advocacy. The chapter concludes with an examination of the ways in which one's values have an important role in the delivery of satisfactory palliative care.

Keywords:   patient-focused doctors, assumptions, advocacy, palliative care

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