Ny definition av palliativ vård med fokus på lidande

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Ny definition av palliativ vård med fokus på lidande. / Alvariza, Anette; Axelsson, Bertil; Rasmussen, Birgit; Terne Stedt, Britt Marie; Fürst, Carl Johan.

In: Lakartidningen, Vol. 117, 28.10.2020.

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Alvariza, Anette ; Axelsson, Bertil ; Rasmussen, Birgit ; Terne Stedt, Britt Marie ; Fürst, Carl Johan. / Ny definition av palliativ vård med fokus på lidande. In: Lakartidningen. 2020 ; Vol. 117.

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T1 - Ny definition av palliativ vård med fokus på lidande

AU - Alvariza, Anette

AU - Axelsson, Bertil

AU - Rasmussen, Birgit

AU - Terne Stedt, Britt Marie

AU - Fürst, Carl Johan

PY - 2020/10/28

Y1 - 2020/10/28

N2 - Palliative care was initially developed for patients with a cancer diagnosis and severe symptoms. Despite the ambition to broaden the palliative care approach to include other groups, patients with cancer are still a majority in specialised palliative care. The broader view and development of palliative care has led to an intense debate on existing definitions. Following a request from The Lancet Commission on global palliative care, the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) has presented a new definition. The proposal was developed in several stages, in collaboration with specialists in palliative care from a total of 88 countries. The IAHPC's definition differs from the WHO's definition in several aspects. Most importantly, the IAHPC's definition takes a reversed perspective and instead of focusing on life-threatening illness as motivating palliative care, the new proposal focuses on serious suffering of a person with severe illness.

AB - Palliative care was initially developed for patients with a cancer diagnosis and severe symptoms. Despite the ambition to broaden the palliative care approach to include other groups, patients with cancer are still a majority in specialised palliative care. The broader view and development of palliative care has led to an intense debate on existing definitions. Following a request from The Lancet Commission on global palliative care, the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) has presented a new definition. The proposal was developed in several stages, in collaboration with specialists in palliative care from a total of 88 countries. The IAHPC's definition differs from the WHO's definition in several aspects. Most importantly, the IAHPC's definition takes a reversed perspective and instead of focusing on life-threatening illness as motivating palliative care, the new proposal focuses on serious suffering of a person with severe illness.

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C2 - 33150579

AN - SCOPUS:85095676738

VL - 117

JO - Läkartidningen

JF - Läkartidningen

SN - 0023-7205

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