Public health approaches to dying, death and loss


Kellehear, A., 2008. Public health approaches to dying, death and loss. In: Heggenhougen, K. and Quah, S., eds. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. San Diego: Elsevier, pp. 416-422.

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This article supplies an introduction to the epidemiology of death and dying with an emphasis on global patterns of end-of-life decline. The introduction is then followed by an outline of the principles of health promotion and especially health promotion in palliative care. The importance of community development is emphasized. The article closes with a discussion of the barriers and challenges to these public health approaches to dying, death, and loss


Item Type Book Sections
CreatorsKellehear, A.
EditorsHeggenhougen, K.and Quah, S.
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
ID Code17127


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