WHO releases new guidance for Planning and Implementing Palliative Care Services

From eHospice

The World Health Organization in Geneva has just released a 91-page guide to help countries wishing to develop palliative care services.

The guide is titled “Planning and Implementing Palliative Care Services: A guide for program managers”. It is developed is in response to the passage of the World Health Assembly resolution on palliative care in 2014. Useful resources inside includes:

  • An overview of palliative care services
  • A guide to establishing palliative care services in various settings
  • The necessary components of a comprehensive approach to palliative care
  • Many resources and tools and
  • A number of useful appendices on medicines, equipment and supplies, and sample curricula for volunteers, medical doctors, and clinical officers

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The guide can be downloaded from the WHO website at: http://www.who.int/ncds/management/palliative-care/palliative_care_services/en/