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When a hospice in not a haven : case report. / Swarbrick, Philomena; Grinyer, Anne; Payne, Sheila.

In: Progress in Palliative Care, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 22-24.

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Swarbrick, P, Grinyer, A & Payne, S 2011, 'When a hospice in not a haven: case report', Progress in Palliative Care, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 22-24. https://doi.org/10.1179/174329111X12967522394290

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Swarbrick, Philomena ; Grinyer, Anne ; Payne, Sheila. / When a hospice in not a haven : case report. In: Progress in Palliative Care. 2011 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 22-24.

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