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Development of Palliative Care and Hospice Services in Germany. A Case Study


Thönnes, Michaela; Jakoby, Nina (2016). Development of Palliative Care and Hospice Services in Germany. A Case Study. Palliative medicine & care : open access:1-5.

Abstract

The paper shows how, over a period from the 1980s until today, individually experienced pressure to act, inspiration, and commitment has led to collective solutions for improving care for the dying. The German case study further exemplifies how creative solutions can be devised to empower society and its members. We found a remarkable model of providing extensive care services to the dying and their relatives based on voluntary involvement in a medium-sized city in Germany. The city’s hospice and palliative care services were investigated based on a qualitative network analysis.

Abstract

The paper shows how, over a period from the 1980s until today, individually experienced pressure to act, inspiration, and commitment has led to collective solutions for improving care for the dying. The German case study further exemplifies how creative solutions can be devised to empower society and its members. We found a remarkable model of providing extensive care services to the dying and their relatives based on voluntary involvement in a medium-sized city in Germany. The city’s hospice and palliative care services were investigated based on a qualitative network analysis.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Uncontrolled Keywords:Palliative care, Hospice, Dying, Places of death, Volunteers, Germany, Case study
Language:English
Date:4 December 2016
Deposited On:02 Feb 2017 11:36
Last Modified:27 Nov 2020 07:26
Publisher:Symbiosis Group
ISSN:2374-8362
OA Status:Green

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