Leading international researchers call for quality, evidence-based, palliative care

20140401-02Dr Richard Harding and Professor Julia Downing spoke at the Cicely Saunders Institute recently, arguing that quality palliative care can and should be provided worldwide.

There are huge discrepancies in the provision of palliative care across the world. Reasons for this gap in the quality of care include differences in access to essential medications, training of the palliative care workforce, recognition and support from national governments.

In a recent lecture hosted by the King’s College London Student Palliative Care Society, held at the Cicely Saunders Institute, Dr Harding and Prof Downing asked: ‘Should there be different quality indicators for palliative care in low, middle and high income countries?’…read more

From ehospice’s International edition