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Hospice and palliative care in Africa : a review of developments and challenges

Author: Michael Wright; David Clark; Jennifer Hunt; Thomas Lynch
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Conflict, poverty, endemic diseases, and lack of clean water pose serious challenges for the population in Africa. This book focuses on palliative care and hospice development, examining the development of palliative care services in 26 African countries where initiatives have been identified.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, Michael, 1944 July 12-
Hospice and palliative care in Africa.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006015480
(OCoLC)68980709
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wright; David Clark; Jennifer Hunt; Thomas Lynch
ISBN: 9780191730474 0191730475
OCLC Number: 606257555
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 516 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Overview of the study --
A narrative history of hospice-palliative care in Africa --
Oral history in Africa --
Personal motivations --
Confronting the issues --
New models, new care --
Hospice-palliative care service development in Africa: countries approaching integration --
Kenya --
South Africa --
Uganda --
Zimbabwe --
Hospice-palliative care service development in Africa: countries with localized provision --
Botswana --
Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) --
Egypt --
Malawi --
Morocco --
Nigeria --
Sierra Leone --
Swaziland --
Tanzania --
The Gambia --
Zambia --
Hospice-palliative care service development in Africa: countries with capacity building activity --
Algeria --
Cameroon --
Cote d'Ivoire --
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) --
Ethiopia --
Ghana --
Lesotho --
Mozambique --
Namibia --
Rwanda --
Tunisia --
Average daily consumption of defined daily doses (for statistical purposes) of morphine per million inhabitants, 2000-2002: countries of Africa --
Countries of Africa involved in PEPFAR, the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (Diana Fund) and WHO projects --
Total health expenditure (Intl $) per capita and as a percentage of GDP: countries of Africa, 2001 --
GDP per capita (Intl $): countries of Africa, 2001.
Responsibility: Michael Wright and David Clark ; with Jennifer Hunt and Thomas Lynch.
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Africa, a region covering 22% of the earth's surface, is affected by widespread poverty and the AIDS pandemic. The loss of life resulting from this is increasingly becoming the focus of the world.  Read more...

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Wright and Clark's inspiring book is a much-needed addition to the largely neglected area of palliative care research in Africa. It provides a thorough background in current challenges and Read more...

 
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