Public Health Approaches to Dying, Death and Loss

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
EditorsHarol Kristian Heggenhougen, Stella Quah
Place of PublicationSan Diego
PublisherAcademic Press
Pages416-422
Number of pages7
Volume5
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9780123739605
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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