Death: a social disadvantage? How one hospice is addressing inequality at end of life
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Death: a social disadvantage? How one hospice is addressing inequality at end of life

Clare Lawrance Education lead, Education and training team, Woking and Sam Beare Hospices, Woking, Surrey, England

This article describes an initiative in a small independent hospice to develop an equalities steering committee to identify and meet the needs of underrepresented groups in the local community. The involvement of clinical staff, particularly nurses, as well as local equality engagement officers and representatives from marginalised groups, supports the development of service improvement plans. The committee promotes fairer access to palliative care services by raising awareness of equality issues, removing barriers and addressing the challenges in achieving high-quality, end of life care.

Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1573

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Correspondence

clare.lawrance@nhs.net

Conflict of interest

Conflict of interest None declared

Lawrance C (2019) Death: a social disadvantage? How one hospice is addressing inequality at end of life. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2019.e1573

Published online: 06 November 2019