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Galvani, Sarah . (2020) Offering the best death possible: supporting people using substances at the end of life. Addiction, 115 (3) doi: 10.1111/add.14779

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People are living longer with manifold social and health‐care needs, and by 2060 it is forecast that 48 million people world‐wide will need, but will die without, palliative care at their end of lives, an increase of 87% from 2016. Practice‐based reports suggest that an increasing number of these people will be using substances and there will not be enough palliative services to cope. Unfortunately, empirical evidence to underpin practice development is scarce.....

Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Date:March 2020
Page Range:pp. 391-392
Volume:115
Number:3
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
L Social psychology and related concepts > Life event > Change or event related to family or friend > Death of family member or close friend
P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Population dynamics > Substance related mortality / death

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