Palliative Care Essentials
Under the framework of the “essential” concept, in 2006 the IAHPC decided to work in different projects aimed to identify the “essential” components for palliative care. The concept assumes that the identification of "essential" components may be critical in order to improve palliative care worldwide.
IAHPC List of Essential Practices in Palliative Care (2012)
The list of essential practices in palliative care for health workers working in primary care includes those practices aimed at meeting the most prevalent physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of palliative care patients and their families.
The resulting list will serve as a guide to advance palliative care in primary care where the largest number of patients in the world access care.
The IAHPC will focus on the impact of the implementation of the list in the quality of the lives of patients and their families, and the identification of the competencies needed to implement the resulting practices.
IAHPC Opioid Essential Prescription Package (2011)
In 2010 the IAHPC formed a working committee to determine the components of an opioid essential prescription package to be used when initiating a prescription for the control of moderate to severe chronic pain.After a study among IAHPC members from different countries, the committe developed the Opioid Essential Prescription Package (OEPP) the appropriate dosage and route of administration for each medication.
IAHPC Essential Medicines for Palliative Care (2006)
In collaboration with other organizations, the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) developed a list of essential medicines for palliative care in response to a request from the Cancer Control Program of the World Health Organization (WHO).