Palliative Care Week October 25 – 31
Quality Care - where it's needed, when it's needed
According to a recent study by the All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care (AIIHPC)
68% of people with an incurable illness want to plan for their future care.
Palliative Care Week which takes place from Oct 25 - 31 will highlight the benefit of a palliative approach in health and community care settings.
It will focus on the delivery of palliative care where it's needed and in the way it is needed for both patient and family. The core messages for the week will outline how Palliative Care;
- Can be provided in many different settings; at home, in a nursing home, in hospital, or in a hospice, depending on a person’s needs and preferences
- Aims to achieve the best possible quality of life for people with serious illness
- Is beneficial for anyone with a non-curable illness, regardless of age or condition
- May be delivered for a number of years, not just the weeks and days at the end of life
- Supports family, friends and carers both during an illness and afterwards
Find Out More
The week will be coordinated by AIIHPC and more information is available HERE
You can also follow the conversation about Palliative Care Week on the hashtag #pallcareweek