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Global Health Palliative Care: partnerships, evidence and mutual benefit

Cicely Saunders Institute, Denmark Hill Campus, London

24 Apr richard harding Part of Cicely Saunders Institute Seminar Series

By Professor Richard Harding, Herbert Dunhill Chair in Palliative Care & Rehabilitation, Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London

Abstract 

Lack of palliative care places enormous additional stress on already weak health systems in low and middle income countries. Families in poverty can face catastrophic spending on often futile healthcare. Global health policy has begun to recognise palliative care as an essential component of health systems. Therefore, generating evidence for feasible, acceptable and effective responses is crucial. The emergence of global health palliative care is providing mutually beneficial partnerships, with methodological developments that promote south-north and north-south learning. Professor Harding will present some of these novel findings, and lessons learned.

Speaker

Richard Harding is Herbert Dunhill Chair in Palliative Care & Rehabilitation, at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London. He is founding Director of the Centre for Global Health Palliative Care, is Vice Chair of the Board of the World Hospice Palliative Care Alliance, and directs the WHO Collaborating Centre for Palliative Care.

This event is FREE TO ATTEND - no need to register!

CPD (1 credit) pending Royal College of Physicians

The series aim is to optimise opportunities for local, national and international networking within palliative care and rehabilitation. We facilitate seminars to assist in improving practice, education and policy, and the integration of research and clinical endeavours.


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