Public health and palliative care: Principles into practice?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94186
Title:
Public health and palliative care: Principles into practice?
Authors:
Conway, S. (Steve)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care.
Citation:
Conway, S. (2008) 'Public health and palliative care: Principles into practice?', Critical Public Health, 18 (3), pp.405-415.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Critical Public Health
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/94186
DOI:
10.1080/09581590802191906
Abstract:
Public health approaches to palliative care have a valuable contribution to make in understanding and developing community capacity related to death, dying, loss and care, acknowledging that carers of the dying and bereaved are an important group who have their own significant needs in end-of-life care. Drawing upon a sociological framework, this article suggests that an even greater contribution is possible by an emphasis upon understanding lay and community logic within a social context. In particular, the article examines an emerging but significant shift to public health approaches in the 'developing world' and the 'developed world'. It is argued that such approaches can contribute to a much broader agenda and potential for palliative care. Some obstacles to achieving this considerable potential are also noted. These relate to imbalances of power between a number of groups including medicine, palliative care, socio-cultural scientists and, not least, communities themselves. It is concluded that Weber's ideas about understanding may have much to offer in broadening out the principles of a palliative care that works with, and for, communities.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
public health; palliative care; community; death; Weber; carers
ISSN:
0958-1596; 1469-3682
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/03/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorConway, S. (Steve)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-12T13:45:18Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-12T13:45:18Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationCritical Public Health; 18 (3): 405-415en
dc.identifier.issn0958-1596-
dc.identifier.issn1469-3682-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09581590802191906-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/94186-
dc.description.abstractPublic health approaches to palliative care have a valuable contribution to make in understanding and developing community capacity related to death, dying, loss and care, acknowledging that carers of the dying and bereaved are an important group who have their own significant needs in end-of-life care. Drawing upon a sociological framework, this article suggests that an even greater contribution is possible by an emphasis upon understanding lay and community logic within a social context. In particular, the article examines an emerging but significant shift to public health approaches in the 'developing world' and the 'developed world'. It is argued that such approaches can contribute to a much broader agenda and potential for palliative care. Some obstacles to achieving this considerable potential are also noted. These relate to imbalances of power between a number of groups including medicine, palliative care, socio-cultural scientists and, not least, communities themselves. It is concluded that Weber's ideas about understanding may have much to offer in broadening out the principles of a palliative care that works with, and for, communities.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 12/03/2010]en
dc.subjectpublic healthen
dc.subjectpalliative careen
dc.subjectcommunityen
dc.subjectdeathen
dc.subjectWeberen
dc.subjectcarersen
dc.titlePublic health and palliative care: Principles into practice?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Health and Social Care.en
dc.identifier.journalCritical Public Healthen
or.citation.harvardConway, S. (2008) 'Public health and palliative care: Principles into practice?', Critical Public Health, 18 (3), pp.405-415.-
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