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Milton J. Lewis

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195175486

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175486.001.0001

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Development of Palliative Care Services

Development of Palliative Care Services

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(p.121) 4 Development of Palliative Care Services
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Medicine and Care of the Dying
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Milton J. Lewis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175486.003.0005

This chapter focuses on the spread of the palliative care movement from the United Kingdom to other Anglo-Saxon countries. It begins with a look at the development of modern palliative care, before examining the hospice and palliative care movement in Canada, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Britain. The chapter reveals that the original model was modified to meet local conditions and constraints, thus making the hospice a home and community-based service. Upon closer examination, effective pain management is found at the very heart of modern palliative care.

Keywords:   palliative care movement, modern palliative care, hospice movement, effective pain management, original model

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