Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Death, Dying, and Social Differences$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, and Sheila Payne

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199599295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 21 April 2021

Poverty and finance

Poverty and finance

(p.57) Chapter 6 Poverty and finance
Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Malcolm Payne

Oxford University Press

This chapter argues that understanding and tackling poverty is an important aspect of end of life care, because it reduces social exclusion and forgone care. The importance of poverty as a source of the inequality and social difference that underlies the social determinants of health inequalities suggests that health care services and policy need a stronger focus on understanding and responding to poverty. Because poverty is multi-dimensional, aligned with other forms of deprivation and inequality, it contributes to the social exclusion of particular groups from participation in society. This arises because people are unable to accumulate social and cultural as well as economic capital in their lives, within families and communities. As a result, interventions on health inequalities must tackle wide aspects of social exclusion, rather than focusing solely on health care services. The chapter also examines the consequences of this analysis of social exclusion for end of life and palliative care. It reviews opportunities for interventions that can contribute to achieving international and national policies on poverty, social difference, and social exclusion, and ensuring that services for dying and bereaved people are not forgone.

Keywords:   poverty, end of life care, social exclusion, health inequality, health care services, palliative care, health policy

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .