Palliative care services in The Netherlands: a descriptive study.

  title={Palliative care services in The Netherlands: a descriptive study.},
  author={Anneke L. Francke and Ada Kerkstra},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  volume={41 1},
In this paper several types of specialized palliative care services in The Netherlands are presented. These include palliative care units in homes for the elderly, in nursing homes, in a general hospital and in an oncology clinic. In addition, a description is given of private hospices and of a home specializing in the care of terminally ill children. Furthermore, a number of other services relevant to palliative care are presented, such as professional and volunteer services for patients dying… CONTINUE READING

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