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Palliative Care in Brazil: A Challenge to the Health-Care System

Author(s): Ciro Augusto Floriani

Journal: Palliative Care : Research and Treatment
ISSN 1178-2242

Volume: 2;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: hospice care | patient care team | equity in the resource allocation | bioethics

The global expansion of the modern hospice movement has been fast and impressive, and in developing countries this phenomenon has also been registered, despite the structural and operational difficulties of their health systems. This article will address the scenario of palliative and hospice care in Brazil, pointing to the challenges and difficulties for the implementation of this comprehensive programme within its health system.
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