Quality (319) Compassion & Palliative Care - March 23, 2022 - Register Today!

3 March, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET (GMT -4)

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Quality Palliative Care addresses the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual suffering of those facing life-threatening and life-limiting illness. According to WHO, “providing compassionate, dignified and people-centred palliative care is an ethical responsibility of health systems.” Unfortunately, of the estimated 40 million people worldwide requiring palliative care each year, only ~14% currently receive it due to critical gaps in policy and programs, inadequate resources and training, and restrictive regulation or lack of access to morphine and other pain medications.

The palliative care community is often seen as an “exemplar” of compassion in global health. What can we learn about compassion through the lens of palliative care? What challenges do those working in palliative care encounter (e.g., ethical dilemmas, burnout, diminished morale) that make sustaining compassion both difficult and essential? How might compassion be activated in support of greater access to quality palliative care, globally?

Speakers and Panelists

Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau, MD

World Health Organization (WHO)

Lead, Integrated Health Services


Philip Larkin, PhD

University of Lausanne

Chair, Palliative Care Nursing;

European Assoc. for Palliative Care


Emmanuel Luyirika, MD

Executive Director,

African Palliative Care Association


M.R. Rajagopal, MD

Founder & Chairman,

Pallium India


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The Rounds are a quarterly gathering of a global community to share experiences, challenge ideas, and spark thinking on compassion in global health. We explore the role of compassion in health systems, policy, programs, and service delivery. Each webinar centers on a specific theme that features insights and perspectives from practitioners in the field, subject matter experts, scholars, and contemplative thinkers. We invite you to join our growing community!

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