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Palliative care in Latin America 

Palliative care in Latin America
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Palliative care in Latin America
Author(s):

Tania Pastrana

, Denisse Ruth Parra Giordano

, Miguel Antonio Sánchez Cárdenas

, Xiomara Carmona Montoya

, and Beatriz Montes de Oca

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0076
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date: 12 November 2018

This chapter focuses on palliative care in one Portuguese-speaking country (Brazil) and eighteen Spanish-speaking countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). The challenge for palliative care in Latin America is to develop a model of care appropriate to the sociocultural context and integrated to public health, including suitable policies, education, and implementation of palliative care programs to all levels of society.

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