World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

The World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (on 9 October 2021) has the slogan “Leave No One Behind-Equity in Access to Palliative Care”. Palliative care is widely recognised as a public-health concern, with both structural and social determinants of health affecting health inequalities. The reality is, that palliativecare services reach only a minority of those who need palliative care. Therefore, strengthened community action is needed accordingly to Lancet Public Health.

See: Lancet Public Health 2021 Published Online October 8, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/ S2468-2667(21)00213-9

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