WHO adopts palliative care resolution

2014 January 25

Great news! The World Health Organization, on 23 January 2014, adopted a resolution which asks for integration of palliative care into health care systems around the world. The resolution has language that declares palliative care an ethical responsibility of health care professionals and of health care systems. It also brings in the importance of opioid access and also of psycho-socio-spiritual support and emphasizes its importance in many diseases at all stages. You can read the resolution here.
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