Publication - Strategy/plan

Palliative and end of life care: strategic framework for action

Published: 18 Dec 2015
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781785449109

This framework sets out a vision for the next five years, outcomes and ten commitments to support improvements in the delivery of palliative and end of life care across Scotland.

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Contents
Palliative and end of life care: strategic framework for action
Footnotes

Footnotes

1. World Health Organisation (1990). Cancer Pain Relief and Palliative Care. WHO Technical Report Series 804. Geneva: WHO.

2. Sepúlveda C, Marlin A, Yoshida T, Ullrich A (2002). Palliative Care: The World Health Organization’s Global Perspective. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 24(2):91–96.

3. http://www.who.int/cancer/palliative/definition/en/, accessed 20 November 2015.

4. WHO fact sheet on palliative care, Fact sheet N°402, July 2015.

5. This definition is an adaptation of one used in a 2015 report from the National Institutes of Health in the USA. Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life. Committee on Approaching Death: Addressing Key End of Life Issues; Institute of Medicine. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2015.


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