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Death, Dying, and Social Differences$
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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

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Homeless people

Homeless people

(p.151) Chapter 15 Homeless people
Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Louise Jones

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses issues in the provision of palliative care to homeless people. Palliative care provision must be sufficiently flexible to accommodate complex needs. In the UK, the relative independence of many hospices allows for a person-centred approach that can be tailored for those who are homeless. One group of homeless people suggested a dedicated half-way house shelter, staffed twenty-four hours a day, to provide a safe convalescent environment on leaving hospital.

Keywords:   palliative care, end of life care, hospice care, dying, homeless

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