It's here! Your personal copy of the 'Palliative Care - Celebrating Nurses' Report.
2020 was the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and what a year it was.
Delayed due to COVID-19, WHPCA, working in partnership with ICPCN and IAHPC are delighted to be able to launch this interactive report today, on World Health Day 2021. We are delighted that Lord Nigel Crisp has written the preface and that the report is filled with inspirational nurses from across the globe, making a fascinating read.
Click on the YouTube link to see Professor Julia Downing give the report introduction and move your way around the document, by clicking on the chapter icons.
This report provides recommendations to governments to integrate palliative care into COVID-19 responses, train health care workers in palliative care and build back better through the integration of palliative care into health systems, including through Universal Health Coverage reforms. It is a moral imperative to ensure that adults and children are not experiencing avoidable serious health related suffering during the COVID-19 pandemic which could be alleviated through access to integrated and cost-effective palliative care.
This report was published on the first ever Universal Health Coverage Day. The report highlights the current situation in relation to hospice and palliative care and UHC and makes recommendations for working towards the greater inclusion of palliative care within Universal Health Coverage policies and schemes.