Wednesday, October 8, 2014

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day - October 11, 2014

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is organised by a committee of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance, a network of hospice and palliative care national and regional organisations that support the development of hospice and palliative care worldwide. The day is facilitated by Hospice UK, the national charity for hospices.
The aims of World Hospice and Palliative Care day are:
  • 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

The theme for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day which will take place on October 11 is 'Achieving universal coverage of palliative care: Who cares? We do!' 
We will be talking about World Hospice and Palliative Care Day this evening, Wednesday October 8 during the weekly #hpm chat on Twitter at 9p ET/6p PT. We hope you will come join us! 

- Jim Cleary, MD - @jfclearywisc

T1: How do you see the role of World #hospice and #palliativecare Day in your state/country/region? Any?

T2: Thoughts on the theme “Achieving universal coverage of palliative care! Who cares? We do” for 2014

T3: So what do you have planned for #world #Hospice and #Palliativeday in your country/region in 2014?

T4; What would you like to see more of or what opportunities do you see for world #Hospice and #Palliativecare day

Dr. Jim Cleary is Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology Section; Director of Palliative Medicine at UW Hospital and Clinics and a strong advocate in voice and action for palliative care on the global stage. Occasionally he lives in Wisconsin, when he isn't traveling the world supporting world wide palliative care efforts. He is also the founder of the weekly #hpmglobal chat. 

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