Specialist palliative care for patients with non-cancer diagnosis

Fisher, Kath
October 2006
Nursing Standard;10/4/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p44
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All patients with palliative care needs should receive an equitable service, and there is evidence to suggest that patients with life-limiting illnesses other than cancer would benefit from specialist palliative care services. The author discusses how this might be achieved and the barriers that exist to prevent it happening.


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