World Health Organization Executive Board adopts resolution on palliative care

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“This is a hugely significant event for palliative care advocates, workers, patients and families worldwide.”– Dr Stephen Connor, WPCA Senior Fellow and co-editor of theGlobal Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life

The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) has adopted a resolution on palliative care that will be useful for palliative care advocates in their home countries to advocate for palliative care.

For the first time, a stand-alone resolution on palliative care was on the agenda of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board. The Board considered a report by the WHO secretariat on palliative care, before adopting the resolution: ‘Strengthening of palliative care as a component of integrated treatment within the continuum of care’ to be referred to the World Health Assembly in May…read more

From ehospice International edition