Ethnicity, Older People and Palliative Care

Oct 29, 2012
  • Description

This report brings together established and developing work on older people, ethnicity and palliative care from PRIAE (Policy Research Institute on Ageing and Ethnicity) and the National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC). It draws attention to the palliative care needs and experiences of elders from groups most commonly referred to in the UK as being 'minority ethnic'. The recognition of how multiple and simultaneous disadvantages can affect palliative care needs and experiences is an issue of broad relevance to palliative care - and one that is not restricted to the discussion of old age and ethnicity. In this sense, the report also aims to encourage more complex approaches to inequality in palliative care for all service users.