Our vision is universal access to high-quality palliative care, integrated into all levels of healthcare systems in a continuum of care with disease prevention, early diagnosis and treatment, to assure that any patient’s or family caregiver’s suffering is relieved to the greatest extent possible.
Our Mission is to improve the quality of life of adults and children with life-threatening conditions and their families by:
- Facilitating and supporting palliative care training at all levels of healthcare systems;
- Providing guidance and technical assistance with palliative care policy, advocacy, clinical guidelines, and service implementation, including assistance to governments and non-governmental organizations;
- Fostering palliative care research and evidence-based practice;
- Facilitating collaboration between hospice and palliative care providers, organizations, institutions and individuals.