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Compassionate community networks: supporting home dying
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    Dear Editor,

    I am delighted to read Abel et al's conceptual paper regarding a social model of care, utilising a compassionate communities framework. As the paper has outlined, Milford Care Centre, Limerick, Ireland commenced a Compassionate Communities pilot project in 2011. This project aims to empower communities and reduce fear and stigma associated with death, dying, loss and care. The project is being led...

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