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The International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC): an information resource for palliative care

Bath, P.A., Clarke, D. and Wright, M. (2004) The International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC): an information resource for palliative care. Health Informatics Journal, 10 (2). pp. 121-126. ISSN 1460-4582

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Abstract

Although millions of people die each year throughout the world, and a large proportion of these would benefit from palliative care services to provide care for dying people are underdeveloped, particularly in resource-poor regions. This article describes the development of an information resource on the World Wide Web, the International Observatory on End of Life Care (IOELC), to provide information on palliative care services in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The article describes the development of the IOELC, the structure of the resource, and how data were collected. It concludes with a discussion of plans to evaluate the website and to expand it to include other world regions, with the aim of developing it into a global information resource for the development of palliative care services.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Information School (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Information Studies
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2009 11:53
Last Modified: 13 May 2009 14:54
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1460458204042235
Status: Published
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1177/1460458204042235
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/8390

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