Rethinking palliative care: a social role valorisation approach

Front Cover
Policy Press, Apr 4, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 246 pages
0 Reviews
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


two Paradigm of care
three Palliative care
four Social Role Valorisation

4 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

None Available