Palliative care for older people: better practices

Short description:

 This publication aims to provide examples of better palliative care practices

 for older people. Some examples consider how to improve aspects within the whole health system; specific examples consider how to improve palliative care education, support in the community, in hospitals or for specific groups of people. The publication is intended for policy-makers, decision-makers, planners and multidisciplinary professionals.

Type of publication:

Good practises

Date of publication:

01/01/2011

Author(s):

Sue Hall, Hristina Petkova, Agis D. Tsouros, Massimo Costantini and Irene J. Higginson

Publishing organization:

World Health Organization

Language:

English

Long description:

 Main points

  •  Introdution
  •  Palliative care
  •  Place of death
  •  Whole-system approaches to improving palliative care for older people
  •  Improving palliative care for older people at home
  •  Family caregivers
  •  Symptom-speciļ¬c interventions
  •  Advance care planning
  •  National awareness
  •  Educational interventions
  •  Palliative care for older poeple with dementia
  •  Improving care for older people in hospitals
  •  Improving palliative care for older people living in nursing and residential care homes
  •  Integrated care pathways
  •  Improving palliative care in resource-constrained settings
  •  The need for research on palliative care for older people
  •  Recommendations 

Copyright information:

import from Sensage project