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Palliative care in Great Britain. A report

Palliative care is well established in the United Kingdom, where its practice began in 1967 by Cicely Saunders in St. Christopher’s hospital.  However, despite its intrinsic goodness, a report on April 9th this year highlighted several limitations in its use, namely that: it focuses too much on cancer patients; it is underdeveloped in care-home settings; and there are difficulties in its application in patients aged over 85 years, those living in marginal and deprived areas and in people from certain racial minorities. It also notes that only some hospitals offer this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (The Lancet 385; 1478, 2015).

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