New report on palliative care for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups
The evidence-based report “Palliative and end of life care for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups in the UK” describes the current demographic profile of the BAME populations and reviews the current evidence on palliative and end of life care provided to them.
Written by researchers Natalia Calanzani, Dr Jonathan Koffman and Professor Irene J Higginson at the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London, the report was commissioned by Marie Curie Cancer Care and Public Health England to provide evidence for key stakeholders and policy makers planning future care for BAME groups. The report also had valued contributions from the Department of Health, Help the Hospices, Leicestershire Social Care Development Group, the National Council for Palliative Care and the Race Equality Foundation.
This report shows that, similar to the White British population, BAME groups are also ageing and will represent a substantial number of people in need of palliative and end of life care in the future. It also highlights that care which is currently being provided is often far from adequate. Authors present recommendations from the literature and develop further recommendations based on the evidence with the aim to improve care for BAME populations in the UK.
Download the report for free from the Marie Curie website.
Read the official press release here.