Palliative and end-of-life care: More work is required

Doris Y.P. Leung, Helen Y.L. Chan

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There is currently growing recognition of the complex care needs of patients with life-limiting conditions and their family members, prompting the need to revisit the goals of medicine. This Special Issue reflects a broad research agenda in the field of palliative and end-of-life care. A total of 16 papers of empirical studies and systematic review are included spanning five domains, namely, patient, caregiver, healthcare provider, policy, and methodology. The results generally suggest the merits of palliative care and reveal room for further improvement in palliative care education, manpower, infrastructure, and legal and policy frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7429
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2020


  • End-of-life care
  • Palliative care
  • Policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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