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

Author: Michael Wright; David Clark
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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:
Wright, Michael.
Hospice and palliative care in Africa.
2006
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wright; David Clark
ISBN: 9780191730474 0191730475
OCLC Number: 939961978
Description: 1 online resource (x, 516 p.) : illustrations, maps
Contents: SUMMARY ; A NARRATIVE HISTORY OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN AFRICA ; COUNTRIES WHERE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES ARE APPROACHING INTEGRATION WITH THE WIDER PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM ; COUNTRIES WITH LOCALISED PROVISION OF HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES ; COUNTRIES WITH HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITY ; APPENDICES
Responsibility: Michael Wright and David Clark with Jennifer Hunt and Thomas Lynch ; [foreword by Sir Elton John].
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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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This is the first comprehensive reference work focusing exclusively on palliative care a hospice development in Africa. it will be of importance to activists, grant makers, service providers, Read more...

 
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