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On resilience and acceptance in the transition to palliative care at the end of life

Abstract:

Specialist palliative care is a prominent and expanding site of health service delivery, providing highly specialised care to people at the end of life. Its focus on the delivery of specialised life-enhancing care stands in contrast to biomedicine's general tendency towards life-prolonging intervention. This philosophical departure from curative or life-prolonging care means that transitioning patients can be problematic, with recent work suggesting a wide range of potential emotional, commun...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/1363459314545696

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care, Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Health Journal website
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Pages:
263-279
Publication date:
2015-05-05
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EISSN:
1461-7196
ISSN:
1363-4593
URN:
uuid:63d046c4-f4bd-4101-b872-b18d0c5ce93a
Source identifiers:
488136
Local pid:
pubs:488136

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