Palliative care in Argentina: barriers, opportunities and recommendations for future developments

Paz, S. and Clark, D. (2004) Palliative care in Argentina: barriers, opportunities and recommendations for future developments. Progress in Palliative Care, 12(6), pp. 303-311. (doi:10.1179/096992604225007018)

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Abstract

Between September 2003 and September 2004, a research project was conducted to explore the development of palliative care in three Latin American countries – Argentina, Colombia and Mexico – as part of a MMedSci in Palliative Care at the University of Sheffield, supervised by Professor David Clark and under the auspices of the International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC). The research methods used included: a systematic review of the literature as well as face-to-face and telephone interviews conducted amongst palliative care pioneers, palliative care practitioners and ethicists involved in end-of-life care in the three countries. This paper describes the development of palliative care in Argentina in the context of some economic and epidemiological aspects. Dimensions of health care system organisation relevant to the provision of palliative care are presented along with an examination of opportunities for, and barriers to, palliative care development. The paper concludes with some recommendations for the future.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Clark, Professor David
Authors: Paz, S., and Clark, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Progress in Palliative Care
Publisher:Maney Publishing
ISSN:0969-9260
ISSN (Online):1743-291X

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