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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1980 August; 30(217): 472–476.
PMCID: PMC2159656

Setting up terminal care units *


From my experience the main problems found by developing terminal care units have been: initial acceptance from existing medical disciplines; communication difficulties and misunderstandings because of them; mistakes in planning and design, possibly due to lack of experience or attention to detail; occasionally, the appointment of staff that have proved unsuitable; problems in the siting of a unit, usually due to shortage of available land. The ideal site is centrally placed in the community it serves and easily accessible to public transport.

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  • Murphy E, Brown GW. Life events, psychiatric disturbance and physical illness. Br J Psychiatry. 1980 Apr;136:326–338. [PubMed]

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