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After studying this unit you should be able to:

  • appreciate key moral dilemmas about apportioning limited resources;

  • demonstrate an understanding of how heavy drug users test the limits of community services.


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By the time you have completed this unit you should be able to:

  • Relate beliefs about death to the meaning people attach to life;

  • Reflect upon the way in which death structures life;

  • Critically evaluate new encounters with death affect perspectives upon life;

  • Assess the quality of dying;

  • Critically examine the notion of a ‘good death’ in relation to individual experience;

  • Recognise the implications of
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1.2 The formation of NHS trusts

Figure 2.6

1.1 Leeds General Infirmary

To explore care in the setting of an acute hospital, I visited Leeds General Infirmary (LGI) in the winter of 1996. The hospital provides a service of medical and surgical care for local people and, because it is a specialist teaching hospital with a medical school attached, patients are referred from all over the region for specialist advice, treatment and care. The hospital occupies a bewilderingly large, sprawling site in the centre of Leeds. It is a mix of the old and the new, and at the
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1.6.4 Difficult communications

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