A toolkit of resources, suitable for any individual or organisation desiring to strengthen the provision of palliative care in the community, has been the culmination of the work of this taskforce.
The toolkit is a collection of documents and guidance based on the four domains of the WHO public health strategy for palliative care: policy, education, implementation and drug availability. It is full of useful links to key documents in these 4 domains. The resource highlights how palliative care in the community needs to develop alongside specialist palliative care provision to provide adequate coverage of palliative care provision across all diseases.
It is clear from the country-specific profiles that there is great variability in provision of palliative care in the community across Europe. Progress in each of the four domains is, however, desirable, whether provision is currently minimal or well integrated, in a nation’s healthcare system.
Click here to access the full Report of this taskforce and the toolkit in the following languages: English, French and German