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Patient Participation in Palliative CareA voice for the voiceless$
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Barbara Monroe and David Oliviere

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198515814

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.001.0001

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Developments in user organizations

Developments in user organizations

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(p.23) 3 Developments in user organizations
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Patient Participation in Palliative Care
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Jane Bradburn

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0003

This chapter discusses the growth of the user movement and the contribution that this has made to giving a ‘voice to the voiceless’. It explores the way cancer user organizations in particular have developed user involvement along with the NHS initiatives. The chapter also provides a description of some current developments, highlights some of the issues that relate to palliative care services user involvement, and offers examples of good practice.

Keywords:   user movement, user organizations, NHS initiatives, palliative care, user involvement, good practice

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