WHO publishes new guides on integrating palliative care into health care

Monday, 08 October 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published three new guides on: Integrating Palliative Care into Health Care: WHO Guides for Planners, Implementers and Managers.

According to the WHO, the Guides aim to provide practical guidance on integrating palliative care and symptom relief into health care systems. 

They are  intended to assist anyone involved with planning, implementing, managing palliative care and symptom control. With this guide, WHO reiterates its commitment to answering the needs and expectations of all people, especially the most vulnerable, providing equitable access to quality and safe care across disease and age groups.

The three guides are available to download from the WHO website: