The International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC): an information resource for palliative care

Bath, P.A., Clark, D. and Wright, M. (2004) The International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC): an information resource for palliative care. Health Informatics Journal, 10(2), pp. 121-126. (doi:10.1177/1460458204042235)

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Abstract

Although millions of people die each year throughout the world, and a large proportion of these would benefit from palliative care services to provide care for dying people are underdeveloped, particularly in resource-poor regions. This article describes the development of an information resource on the World Wide Web, the International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC), to provide information on palliative care services in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The article describes the development of the IOELC, the structure of the resource, and how data were collected. It concludes with a discussion of plans to evaluate the website and to expand it to include other world regions, with the aim of developing it into a global information resource for the development of palliative care services.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Bath, P.A., Clark, D., and Wright, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Health Informatics Journal
Publisher:Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN:1460-4582
ISSN (Online):1741-2811

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