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Int J Palliat Nurs. 2011 Oct;17(10):472, 474, 476.

A global update on the development of palliative care services.

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Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance. ijpn@markallengroup.com

Abstract

On World Hospice and Palliative Care Day-8 October 2011-the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) launched a global update highlighting the progress that has been made in hospice and palliative care over the past 5 years (Lynch et al, 2011; WPCA 2011). Encouragingly, the study shows that there has been a marked increase in the number of countries providing one or more hospice and palliative care services-from 49% of countries in 2006 to 58% in 2011. Here we explore some of the key factors behind this progress, focusing particularly on advocacy and policy.

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22068116
DOI:
10.12968/ijpn.2011.17.10.472
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