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Rethinking palliative care
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Rethinking palliative care: A social role valorisation approach

Paul Sinclair

Abstract

This book's message is that palliative care does not deliver on its aims to value people who are dying and make death and dying a natural part of life. The book draws from wide social-science perspectives and critically and specifically applies these to palliative care and its dominant medical model. The author argues for the de-institutionalisation of palliative care and the development of an alternative framework to the approaches found in hospices, palliative care units, and community-based palliative care services. He offers a new conceptualisation of death and loss that refines and expand ... More

Keywords: social science, medical model, de-institutionalisation, alternative framework, hospices, religious views, support services

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349217
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349217.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Sinclair, author