Bridging the Gap: Extending Palliative Care Services to Older People in Two East African countries

by Boniface N. Mogoi; Eve Namissango; Faith Mwangi-Powell; Jacquie Teera-Ssentoogo; Julia Downing; Paul Cann; Richard A. Powell

Dec 3, 2008
In sub-Saharan Africa, with an overwhelming communicable and non-communicable disease burden, the palliative care needs of aged people have never been more urgent. However, services that target this group often lack the necessary skills to provide effective palliative care. This qualitative study aimed to: (i) describe the current life experiences of, and care services for, aged people and identify their unmet palliative care needs; (ii) provide recommendations for the integration of palliative care into existing services for the aged, and; (iii) highlight the key components of a rovisional palliative care research agenda for older people in Africa.
Bridging the Gap: Extending Palliative Care Services to Older People in Two East African countries
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