On Saturday, October 10 2020, something extraordinary is going to happen.
People from around the world who have been impacted by a life-limiting illness -- either personally or by supporting a loved one -- will be making their voices heard, asking policy makers to pay attention to prioritize palliative care policies and services. Further, people who have been standing in solidarity with them -- local leaders, volunteers, advocates, clinicians -- will be volunteering their time to amplify this public message: Palliative Care: it's "My Care, My Comfort."
Details on the theme and campaign initiatives coming soon!
How to get involved
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What is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Voices for Hospices is a wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years.
When does World Hospice and Palliative Care Day take place?
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day takes place on the second Saturday of October every year and Voices for Hospices takes place on the same date every two years.
The next World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is 10 October 2020.
What are the 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.
Who organises World Hospice and Palliative Care Day?
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is organised by a committee of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, a network of hospice and palliative care national and regional organisations that support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide.
年度焦點訊息 Key Message
With palliative care, I can access the best standard of care and the highest level of comfort as I experience a serious health condition
Palliative care ensures caregivers and family members receive the best support to provide care and comfort for their loved ones at home or in care facilities
Health workers require the psychological, social and spiritual care and comfort that comes with palliative care services and training
To ensure the best care and comfort is available to all, palliative care must be mainstreamed into my country’s health care system, including through Universal Health Coverage reforms
Palliative care is an essential service to relieve pain and suffering related to COVID-19 and pre-existing health conditions.