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Thanatology Review

Electronic Journal

Content

Volume 20

Number 4 · 2016

Short article

DR. KATALIN HEGEDŰS
DR. KATALIN HEGEDŰS

PhD habil. egyetemi docens, mentálhigiénés szakember, hospice- és gyásztanácsadó

hegedus.katalin@med.semmelweis-univ.hu

A classification of palliative care in Europe based on various aspects

Abstract · Modern palliative care has been present in Europe for almost 50 years. Over the last decades, significant differences occurred in the level of palliative care between Western- and Eastern-European countries – similarly to other fields. The main reason for this is the fact that decision-makers of health care in Western Europe recognized the necessity of human resources, quality care and collective commitment by the provision of patients in an advanced, life-threatening state of illness relatively soon, while these were realized only partly and unevenly in Eastern Europe. The study gives an overview on the comparative European data between 2007 and 2016 which show an enlightening picture in several areas.