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Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Michael Wright and David Clark

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Eight hundred million people live in Africa, a continent which covers 22 percent of the world's surface and encompasses some fifty countries. Conflict, poverty, endemic diseases, and lack of clean ... More


Republic of the Congo (Congo-brazzaville)

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Republic of the Congo (population 2.99 million people) is a country in Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean that covers an area of 342, 000 km2. There appears to be just one ... More


Ethiopia

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0025
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Ethiopia (population 67.85 million people) is a country in Eastern Africa that covers an area of 1, 127 km2. The concept of home-based care is relatively new in Ethiopia and has evolved as a response ... More


Lesotho

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0027
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The Kingdom of Lesotho (population 1.8 million) is a mountainous, landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa, which covers an area of 30, 355 km2. The international Christian NGO, ... More


Mozambique

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0028
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Mozambique (population 18.54 million) is a country in south eastern Africa that covers an area of 801, 590 km2. The health repercussions of the AIDS epidemic have been the impetus for introducing ... More


Namibia

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0029
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Namibia (population 1.95 million) is a country in Southern Africa bordering the South Atlantic Ocean that covers an area of 825, 418 km2. Home-based care provides the only service approximating to ... More


Rwanda

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0030
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Rwanda (population 7.95 million people) is a country in Central Africa that covers an area of 26, 338 km2. In resource-poor areas, the blending of supportive care with hospice-palliative care is ... More


Tunisia

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0031
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Tunisia (population 9.97 million people) is a country in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Tunisia and Libya that covers an area of 163, 610 km2. Palliative care services have ... More


Confronting the issues

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter concentrates on challenges faced by hospice and palliative care activists in Africa. These include a questioning of the culture inherent in health care institutions, community groups, ... More


Kenya

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Kenya (population 32.02 million) is a country in Eastern Africa bordering the Indian Ocean that covers an area of 582, 650 km2. There are eight organizations in Kenya which provide palliative care ... More


Methodological Considerations in the Treatment of Fatigue

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Due to recent medical advances, the life expectancy of people with chronic medical illness has been increasing. Fatigue is a symptom commonly associated with medical illness and has a high prevalence ... More


Palliative Care Research in Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome: Clinical Trials of Symptomatic Therapies

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0024
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

With the widespread introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapies (HAARTs), mortality rates among patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease have declined ... More


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