Access to Palliative Care Reimagined

Julian Abel, Allan Kellehear, Jason Mills, Manjula Patel

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Access to palliative care is commonly considered as solely a health services challenge rather than a community challenge. Successive healthcare reports continue to pose the question of access and its solution in terms that ask what a service can do rather than what an ally a service can become. However, the question is not what can we do for disadvantaged communities, but rather, what can we do together with them as fellow providers of palliative care. The first part of this article reviews the most common recommendations offered for increasing access to palliative care. The second part advocates an alternative way to address this challenge by employing the key practice methods of a new public health / health promotion approach to palliative care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e699-e702
Number of pages4
JournalFuture Healthcare Journal
Issue number3
Early online date29 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes

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