Chapter 1. The Context and Principles of Palliative Care

  1. Christina Faull MB BS, BMed Sci, MD, FRCP1,
  2. Yvonne H. Carter OBE BSc MB BS MD FRCGP FMedSci2 and
  3. Lilian Daniels BNurs (Hons) RGN HV Onccert Cert. Ed3
  1. Christina Faull

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755877.ch1

Handbook of Palliative Care, Second Edition

Handbook of Palliative Care, Second Edition

How to Cite

Faull, C. (2005) The Context and Principles of Palliative Care, in Handbook of Palliative Care, Second Edition (eds C. Faull, Y. H. Carter and L. Daniels), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470755877.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant in Palliative Medicine, University Hospitals of Leicester and LOROS - the Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice, Groby Road, Leicester

  2. 2

    Dean, Warwick Medical School, the University of Warwick, Coventry

  3. 3

    PhD Candidate. Formally Macmillan Research Lecturer, Centre for Palliative Care and Oncology, University of Central England, Birmingham

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405121125

Online ISBN: 9780470755877

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Keywords:

  • palliative care;
  • hospice philosophy;
  • opioids;
  • developing world;
  • ethnic diversity

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • What are hospice and palliative care?

  • Issues in palliative care worldwide

  • Tackling inequalities and improving access in the UK

  • The principles of palliative care

  • Attaining quality in palliative care