care aims to improve quality of life, but legal problems trouble patients.
Problems include who will care for the children after parent’s death,
who inherits the family home, how to access pain medication, falling into
debt & struggling to secure social benefits, grappling with discrimination & violence,
and struggling to navigate application procedures for identity documents & death
All of these problems have a legal dimension. HPCA published Legal Aspects of Palliative Care (2009) with 21 co-authors responding from both law & health. The book is updated with colour photos, new case studies, more resources, templates for drafting your Will & Living Will, a sidebar for extra notes, & training exercises. Hospice staff are assisted to identify legal problems & provide information or suggest referrals. Legal practitioners enhance their understanding of palliative patient needs. You must get prior permission from the publisher to reproduce any part of this book for training and/or commercial gain.
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Legal Aspects of Palliative Care
|Introduction||Title page, Inside Cover, Contents, Forward, Acknowledgements|
|Ch 1||Introduction to Palliative Care|
|Ch 2||Introduction to Human Rights and Palliative Care|
|Ch 3||Ethical Issues in Palliative Care|
|Ch 4||NPO Sector|
|Ch 5||Access to Care|
|Ch 6||Poverty, Financial Issues and Social Development|
|Ch 7||Managing Debt in the context of illness|
|Ch 8||Legal Rights of Children in Palliative Care|
|Ch 9||Palliative Care for Older Persons|
|Ch 10||Marginalised Groups|
|Ch 11||Community Health Workers and Home Based Carers|
|Ch 12||Dying and the Law|
|Ch 13||Death and Dying|
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