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Palliative 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 certificates.
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.

If you copy any part of this book please acknowledge the source and the publisher. No part may be copied for commercial gain.

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
Ch 14 Resources
   
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To Promote quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness by supporting member hospices and partner organisations.

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