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Compassionate Communities: Case Studies from Britain and Europe

The editors of this book define compassionate communities as those that support people with life-limiting illnesses and end of life care needs. Such communities are founded on the social and public health principle that palliative, end of life care is everyone’s business

The editors of this book define compassionate communities as those that support people with life-limiting illnesses and end of life care needs. Such communities are founded on the social and public health principle that palliative, end of life care is everyone’s business.

The book sets out case studies from across Europe to illustrate the feasibility of compassionate communities as social practices, rather than as ‘idealistic, romantic or sentimental constructions’.

The case studies share practical experiences and reflections to develop the knowledge base of those who want to create compassionate communities, and to support those already involved in them.

Each chapter details these approaches and effort required to create the communities, and the problems that must be overcome.

This book is aimed at academics, practitioners and policy makers in associated fields. Nurses studying at degree or master’s level, for example, and those in practitioner and policy roles,

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