Rethinking palliative care: a social role valorisation approach

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Policy Press, Apr 4, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 246 pages
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This book's striking message is that palliative care does not deliver on its aims of valuing people who are dying and making death and dying a part of natural life. The author argues for the de-institutionalisation of palliative care and the development of an alternative framework to the institutional approaches found in hospices, palliative care units and community-based palliative care services. Using the theory of Social Role Valorization it investigates the way in which palliative care perpetuates the social devaluation of people who are dying It recommends a series of pivotal changes in the approach of palliative care workers.

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Contents

two Paradigm of care
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three Palliative care
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four Social Role Valorisation
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