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Palliative care in Cambodia: embryonic service provision and cultural barriers

Pav, Sochinda; Penfold, Ruth and Watts, Jacqueline H. (2015). Palliative care in Cambodia: embryonic service provision and cultural barriers. European Journal of Palliative Care, 22(4) pp. 202–204.

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Abstract

The establishment of palliative care services in Cambodia is set against the background of palliative care being unavailable for the majority of patients in developing countries as reported by Lynch et al (2013). According to the WHO (2014) report, most palliative care is provided in high-income countries where it is now becoming well integrated into healthcare systems. However, a greater need for palliative care (almost 80% of the global requirement) exists in low and middle-income countries and this care deficit is now becoming more widely recognised. Moreover, in many countries the availability of opioid analgesics for patients suffering pain is severely restricted and the WHO (2014) report calls for universal access to pain relief to become a major policy objective.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Hayward Medical Communications
ISSN: 1352-2779
Keywords: Cambodia; death; palliative care
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 43657
Depositing User: Jacqueline H. Watts
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2015 08:24
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 17:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43657
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