World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 14 October 2017

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What is Palliative Care


Palliative Care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and  relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual (WHO). 


Benefits of Palliative Care. 


– It provides relief from pain and distressing symptoms.

– It will enhance the quality of life.

– The team approach helps in addressing the needs of Patients and Family Members.

– Comprehensive Care for the patients, which integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care. 

Aims of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day


– To share our vision to increase the availability of hospice and palliative care throughout the world by creating opportunities to speak out about the issues.

– To raise awareness and understanding of the needs- medical, social, practical, spiritual- of people living with a life limiting illness and their families.

– To raise funds to support and develop hospice and palliative care services around the world.


World Hospice Palliative Care Day is celebrated on 2nd Saturday of October in every year.

Theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – 14 October 2017

‘Universal Health Coverage and Palliative Care: Don’t leave those suffering behind’


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