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International palliative care initiatives 

International palliative care initiatives
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International palliative care initiatives
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Stephen R. Connor

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0071
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date: 12 November 2018

This chapter serves as an introduction to the chapters that follow on International Palliative Care Initiatives. A public health model is used to help foster the growth and development of palliative care and hospice services. This model comprises four components: policy, education, medication availability, and implementation. There are several international initiatives nurses interested in supporting the advancement of palliative care globally.

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