Social inequalities at the end of life

Jonathan Koffman*

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    This chapter appraises the evidence, principally from the UK and the USA, to determine in which ways the 'socially excluded' - the poor, black, and minority ethnic (BME) groups, asylum seekers and refugees, the homeless, those within the penal system, and drug users - fare with respect to accessing specialist palliative care and related services during advanced disease and at the end of life. It presents suggestions on how those involved in public health policy and the delivery of palliative care and related services can extend care to include these disadvantaged groups.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780191739170
    ISBN (Print)9780199599400
    Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2012


    • Access to care
    • End-of-life care
    • Palliative care
    • Public health policy
    • Socially excluded groups


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