Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa

A review of developments and challenges

; DAVID CLARK

800 million people live in Africa, a continent which covers 22% of the world's surface and encompasses some 50 countries. Conflict, poverty, endemic diseases, and lack of clean water pose serious challenges for the population, made worse by a rampaging AIDS pandemic. Les mer
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800 million people live in Africa, a continent which covers 22% of the world's surface and encompasses some 50 countries. Conflict, poverty, endemic diseases, and lack of clean water pose serious challenges for the population, made worse by a rampaging AIDS pandemic. Huge loss of life has impacted dramatically on both health systems and social and family structures.

As the attention of the world focused increasingly on Africa, the International Observatory on End of Life Care was commissioned to conduct a timely review of hospice and palliative care development across the continent. The Observatory undertook this review using an approach specially designed for resource poor settings. Information was collected against an agreed template to allow comparisons between countries and regions. As a result, an insight is given into the challenges, opportunities
and successes faced by hospice and palliative care workers, country by country, throughout the 26 countries in Africa where a palliative care initiative is underway. Strategies and models of care are explored, and the development of palliative care is viewed from various standpoints including
ethnographic, historical, ethnic, demographic and epidemiological perspectives.

This is the first comprehensive reference focusing exclusively on palliative care and hospice development in Africa, and makes fascinating reading.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

SUMMARY ; A NARRATIVE HISTORY OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN AFRICA ; COUNTRIES WHERE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES ARE APPROACHING INTEGRATION WITH THE WIDER PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM ; COUNTRIES WITH LOCALISED PROVISION OF HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES ; COUNTRIES WITH HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITY ; APPENDICES

Om forfatteren

David Clark is the author of OUP's two published volumes on the life of Cicely Saunders (her Selected Writings, and Selected Letters)

Michael Wright was born in the north-of-England industrial town of Castleford in 1944. His studies have included theology (BA) education (MSc) and the spiritual dimension of health care (PhD). He trained for the Anglican ministry at Wells Theological College and was ordained in 1967. During a varied working life, he has held the positions of parish priest, secondary school head teacher, hospital chaplain and senior research fellow. Since 2001, he has focused on the global analysis of hospice
care and spiritual needs at the end of life. In 2003 he co-founded the International Observatory on End of Life Care (Lancaster University) with Professor David Clark, the Observatory's director.