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Palliative care for older people: A public health perspective

Lieve Van den Block, Gwenda Albers, Sandra Martins Pereira, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Roeline Pasman, and Luc Deliens

Abstract

Populations around the world are ageing rapidly; a growing number of people will live to older ages, will experience multiple and complex chronic conditions, and will need some form of care towards the end of their lives. The ageing of society is becoming a major public health issue, posing challenges to social and health care structures in many countries. This book demonstrates the added value of palliative care which, although traditionally focused on cancer and the very end of life, can play a role in strengthening and complementing the care of older people. The book outlines the current st ... More

Keywords: palliative care, public health, older people, ageing, end of life, policy making, health care structures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717614
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717614.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lieve Van den Block, editor
End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Brussels, Belgium

Gwenda Albers, editor
End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University, Brussels, Belgium

Sandra Martins Pereira, editor
Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, Expertise Center for Palliative Care, VU University medical center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Part I Palliative care for older people: an introduction

Chapter 1 A public health perspective on palliative care for older people: an introduction

Gwenda Albers, Sandra Martins Pereira, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Luc Deliens, Roeline Pasman, and Lieve Van den Block

Part II Organization of and policies for palliative care for older people

Chapter 2 Long-term care systems

Zeynep Güldem Ökem

Chapter 4 Development of integrated and person-centred palliative care

Hubertus J.M. Vrijhoef and Liesbeth Borgermans

Chapter 5 Policies on palliative care for older people in Africa

Richard Harding, Richard A. Powell, and Liz Gwyther

Chapter 6 Policies on palliative care for older people in Asia

Noreen Chan, Sumytra Menon, and Cynthia Ruth Goh

Chapter 8 Policies on palliative care for older people in Europe

Carlos Centeno, José Miguel Carrasco, Kathrin Woitha, and Eduardo Garralda

Chapter 10 Policies on palliative care for older people in Latin America and the Caribbean

Liliana De Lima, Lilian Hidalgo, Rocío Morante, and Jose Parodi

Part III Socio-cultural and clinical context of dying in old age

Chapter 14 Ethical issues in palliative care for older people

Jennifer S. Shaw and Margaret P. Battin

Part IV Use of and access to palliative care for older people

Chapter 19 Palliative care for older people with dementia

Ladislav Volicer, Noorhazlina Binte Ali, and Joyce Simard

Part V Innovations in palliative care for older people

Chapter 24 Care pathways for older people in need of palliative care

Clare Gardiner, Tony Ryan, Merryn Gott, and Christine Ingleton

Part VI Conclusion: what does a public health approach to improving palliative care for older people look like?

Chapter 26 A public health approach to improving palliative care for older people

Sandra Martins Pereira, Gwenda Albers, Roeline Pasman, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Luc Deliens, and Lieve Van den Block

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