Death, Dying, and Social Differences by David OliviereDeath, Dying, and Social Differences by David Oliviere

Death, Dying, and Social Differences

EditorDavid Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, Sheila Payne

Paperback | October 1, 2011

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Society has become increasingly diverse; multi-cultural, multi-faith and wide ranging in family structures. The wealthier are healthier and social inequalities are more pronounced. Respecting and working with the range of 'differences' among service users, families and communities in healthand social care with ill, dying and bereaved people is a neglected area in the literature. As the principles of palliative and end of life care increasingly permeate the mainstream of health and social care services, it is important that professionals are sensitive and respond to the differingneeds of individuals from diverse socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs, abilities and sexual orientations, as well as to the different contexts and social environments in which people live and die. This book explores what underpins inequality, disadvantage and injustice in access to good end of life care. Increasingly clinicians, policy planners, and academics are concerned about inequity in service provision. Internationally, there is an increasing focus and sense of urgency both ondelivering good care in all settings regardless of diagnosis, and on better meeting the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. National initiatives emphasise the importance of resolving disparities in care and harnessing empowered user voices to drive change. This newly expanded, fully revised second edition, with 11 new chapters, provides a comprehensive analysis of discrimination, difference and disadvantage in end oflife care, and offers practical guidance for all who seek to support the equitable provision of good end of life care.
David trained at Nottingham University in social administration and social work. He is Visiting Professor at the School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University. Barbara Monroe has been a social worker for over 30 years. She joined St Christopher's Hospice in 1987 and became Chief Executive in 2000. She is founder and Direct...
Title:Death, Dying, and Social DifferencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199599297

ISBN - 13:9780199599295


Table of Contents

Lukas Radbruch, President of the EAPC: ForewordPart One1. Barbara Monroe, David Oliviere, and Sheila Payne: Social differences - the challenge for palliative care2. Glennys Howarth: The emergence of new forms of dying in contemporary societies3. Barbara Hanratty and Louise Holmes: Social inequality in dying4. Anthony C. Gatrell and Sheila Payne: Place and space: geographic perspectives on death and dying5. May McCreaddie: Communication, information and support6. Malcolm Payne: Poverty and finance7. Heather Richardson and Jonathan Koffman: Embracing diversity at the end of life8. Carol Thomas: Disability and the death and dying agendaPart Two9. Caroline Nicholson and Jo Hockley: Death and dying in older people10. Malcolm Payne: Vulnerable adults and families11. Anne Grinyer: Dying as a teenager or young person12. Irene Tuffrey-Winje: People with intellectual disabilities13. Max Henderson and Annabel Price: Mental health needs14. Murna Downs: People with dementia15. Louise Jones: Homeless people16. Regina McQuillan: Travellers' death and dying17. Nigel G. J. Dodds: Asylum seekers and refugees18. Chris Farnham: Palliative care for substance abusers19. Kelli I. Stajduhar: Family carers and social difference20. Katherine Cox: Sexual orientation21. Mary Turner and Sheila Payne: Palliative care for prisoners22. Orla Keegan: Bereavement - a world of differenceMike Richards: Afterword

Editorial Reviews

`. . . brings together for the first time national and internationals multi-professional experts in the field of palliative care practice and research to critically appraise experiences of disadvantaged dying and solutions to meet these problems . . . [this book] reminds the reader that whilstmuch has been achieved in the last several decades, a great deal remains to be done. At L34.95 this book represents excellent value for money.' Palliative Medicine, 19