Death and Social Policy in Challenging Times by Kate Woodthorpe, Liam Foster

By Kate Woodthorpe, Liam Foster

The research of demise has the capability to collect various coverage parts. but demise is frequently ignored inside coverage debates within the united kingdom and past, and inside of gerontology. Bringing jointly various students engaged in coverage linked to dying, this assortment offers a holistic account of the way dying components in social coverage. inside this, matters lined contain inheritance, palliative care, euthanasia, funeral expenses, bereavement aid, marginalised deaths and disposal practices. on the center of the ebook, the quantity recognises that the problems pointed out tend to accentuate and extend over the subsequent 20 years, as dying premiums proceed to rise.

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And Payne, S. and Owen, T. (2005b) End-of-Life Care: Promoting Comfort, Choice and Well-Being for Older People (Bristol: Policy Press in association with Help the Aged). Seymour, J. and Gott, M. (2011) ‘The challenges of health technology for ageing and dying’, in M. Gott and C. Ingleton (eds) Living with Ageing and Dying: Palliative and End of Life Care for Older People (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 42–51. , Hertogh, C. M. P. , de Boer, M. , Hughes, J. , Francke, A. , Firth, P. Koopmans, R.

Furthermore, in a recent statement of priorities for the future of EOLC, the NCPC stressed the importance of support being ‘. . seen as part of a whole-life course approach to improving people’s experience of care, and explicitly linked to new initiatives in other priority areas of care, such as older people and dementia’ (NCPC, 2014, p. 9). The charity’s contention that EOLC must be embedded (practically and conceptually) within a life-course approach, and that it should be explicitly linked to caring for older people at the end of life as a matter of priority, is a position strengthened by the analysis we have presented here.

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