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22 Meeting the Non-Malignant Agenda — the Wigan Way
  1. Aruna Hodgson, Consultant in Palliative Medicine and
  2. Chris Duddle, Director of Clinical Services
  1. Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Wigan

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It has been recognised for many years that palliative care should be provided to patients dying from all progressive illnesses, not just those with cancer. However, making this a reality has proved challenging because of concerns about competency of staff, services being overwhelmed and acceptability of hospice care to patients with non-malignant disease. In 2005, the Wigan …

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