This article supplies an introduction to the epidemiology of death and dying with an emphasis on global patterns of end-of-life decline. The introduction is then followed by an outline of the principles of health promotion and especially health promotion in palliative care. The importance of community development is emphasized. The article closes with a discussion of the barriers and challenges to these public health approaches to dying, death, and loss.
|Title of host publication
|International Encyclopedia of Public Health
|Harol Kristian Heggenhougen, Stella Quah
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Jan 2008