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Integrated end of life care: the role of social services

dianagosalvez Diana Gosálvez Prados last modified 21/03/2014 08:59

‘To allow people the deaths they want, end of life care must be radically transformed…’.

Nuño-Solinís R. Integrated end of life care: the role of social services. Int J Integr Care. 2014; 14. Available at: http://www.ijic.org/index.php/ijic/article/view/URN%3ANBN%3ANL%3AUI%3A10-1-114777



It is estimated that 75% of the population in industrialised countries will die from chronic diseases and most of them with multiple chronic conditions. End of life care for multimorbid patients is particularly complex and in most health and care systems fragmented and uncoordinated. More importantly, highly medicalised and hospital-centric care often leads to overtreatment and over use of resources, but this overtreatment rarely avoids unnecessary suffering.

Nuño-Solinís R.