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New Reports from Hospice UK

Though everyone has the right to high quality care and support at the end of life, many people are still not enabled to access the help they need.  Inequalities of access and standards of care are particularly felt by those who have already encountered unfairness and discrimination throughout their lives.

Hospice UK’s report, ‘Equality in Hospice & End of Life Care: Challenges & Change’ examines nine areas of inequality in palliative and end of life care, providing a snapshot of current research and evidence, recent progress and examples from current practice.  It also points to some ways forward to reduce inequality.

Their second report, ‘Dying Behind Bars’ focuses in on the experiences of palliative and end of life care for people in prison, and makes a number of recommendations for improvements.