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A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care$
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Joachim Cohen and Luc Deliens

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599400

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.001.0001

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Palliative care in institutional long-term care settings

Palliative care in institutional long-term care settings

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(p.122) Chapter 10 Palliative care in institutional long-term care settings
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A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care
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Jenny van der Steen

Margaret R. Helton

Philip D. Sloane

Miel W. Ribbe

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0054

This chapter addresses the challenges and needs in the development of new care models for long-term care settings. These settings are likely to become the most important places for end-of-life care in the near future. The specific models developed in the USA and the Netherlands (with its unique and specific nursing home physicians and a relatively high proportion of deaths occurring in care homes) are discussed and serve as illustrations of how to address important challenges.

Keywords:   end-of-life care, care models, home care, nursing homes

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