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Compassionate Cities (Hardback)

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Once it was difficult to see end of life care beyond conventional medical intervention, but hospice and palliative care introduced a more holistic approach, providing quality of life for the dying and their families. This ground-breaking work takes end-of-life care beyond these palliative boundaries, describing a public health vision that involves whole communities adopting a compassionate approach to dying, death and loss. Written by a leading academic in the field of death and bereavement, this text outlines the historical, political and conceptual basis of compassionate cities, providing a community development model for end-of-life care.











Moving away from infection control and health promotion Allan Kellehear invites us to think of a third wave movement of public health, joining empathy, equality and action together as practical policies. Presenting a radical new perspective to death, ageing and public health, Compassionate Cities is essential reading for academics and professionals alike.

Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHealth systems & servicesMedical & VeterinaryNursing & ancillary services Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 02/06/2005 ISBN-13: 9780415367721  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Allan Kellehear is Professor of Palliative Care, and Director of the Palliative Care Unit, at La Trobe University, Australia.

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