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Palliative care around the world

With a failing NHS and an ageing population in Britain, palliative care is a topic currently at the forefront of healthcare debate. Whether to abandon treatment in favour of palliation, is a challenging decision with profound implications for end-of-life care.

Worldwide, palliative care is an increasingly significant field as less-economically developed countries attempt to remedy short-comings in systems of care, to ensure the dying receive the support they and their families need. This interactive map takes the reader on a brief journey around the world highlighting some of the recent and past innovations in the field.

Headline image credit: Group of mature male friends sitting together on bench. © Yuri via iStock.

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