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Patient Participation in Palliative Care: A voice for the voiceless

Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere


Patient participation and user involvement are central to current thinking about the effective delivery of desired healthcare outcomes. Working with the person who lies behind every patient is core to palliative care. A voice can only become significant when it is listened to and acted upon. With palliative care increasingly addressing the needs of people with a variety of conditions in a range of settings, as well as with advances in research, technology, and information, the challenge to be ‘a voice for the voiceless’ is greater than ever. This book addresses key aspects in the provision of ... More

Keywords: patient participation, user involvement, healthcare outcomes, patient, palliative care, modern healthcare, quality, standards, education, bereavement

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198515814
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Monroe, editor
Chief Executive, St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, London, UK
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David Oliviere, editor
Director of Education and Training, St Christopher's Hospice, Sydenham, London, UK

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Part 1 The role of the patient in palliative care

1 A voice for the voiceless

Dame Cicely Saunders

5 Education in palliative care

Emma Davie, and Bill Noble

7 Bereavement care

Marilyn Relf

Part 2 Multi-professional perspectives

9 Palliative medicine

James Gilbert

10 Palliative nursing

Mandy Stratford

14 Conclusions

Alwyn Lishman

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