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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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A public health framework for paediatric palliative and hospice care

A public health framework for paediatric palliative and hospice care

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(p.168) Chapter 14 A public health framework for paediatric palliative and hospice care
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A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care
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Kari Hexem

Chris Feudtner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0071

This chapter outlines a public health framework for paediatric palliative and hospice care to facilitate the focus on key public health concerns and to understand better how they apply in paediatric palliative and hospice care. It includes assessing patterns of health and disease in populations, promoting wellness, understanding the social determinants of health, considering nested levels of influence and impact, and improving quality while promoting equity.

Keywords:   public health, health care, end-of-life care, children

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