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Published: 09 November 2006

528 Pages | 76 tables, 91 halftones, 38 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199206803

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Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa

A Review of Developments and Challenges

Michael Wright
David Clark

  • The only book to draw together information that focuses exclusively on palliative care in Africa
  • The health of Africa is a hugely topical issue and is increasingly becoming the focus of the world
  • Contains research-based insights into hospice and palliative care development in 26 African countries where initiatives have been identified
  • Developments are viewed from various standpoints including ethnographic, historical, and ethical perspectives, as well as health care systems, demographic and epidemiological analysis
  • Highlights palliative care barriers and opportunities
  • Examines the impact of international organisations on palliative care development and sustainability
  • Looks at the whole of Africa, allowing an all-continent context for the individual country reports
  • Incorporates oral histories, giving an insight into the lived experience of palliative care provision

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