Palliative Care in the Global Setting

Publication Date: May 8, 2018

Key Points

Key Points

The purpose of this pocket guide is to provide expert guidance to clinicians and policymakers on implementing aspects of palliative care — for example, the personnel, training, workforce, model, and timing of palliative care — in resource-constrained settings.

It is intended to complement the Integration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guideline Update of 2016.(http://ascopubs.org/doi/10.1200/JCO.2016.70.1474)

All recommendations underwent Formal Consensus.

Recommendations

...ecommendations...

Palliative Care Mo...

...neralThere should be a coordinated s...

...(Primary Health Care)Palliative care needs...

...ed (District)In addition to the provision...

...(Regional)In addition to the community-...

...(National)In addition to the palliative ca...


...imin...

...eneralPalliative care needs should...

...and LimitedThe palliative care needs of patie...

...nhanced and MaximalFor newly diagnosed pati...


...kforce, Knowledge, and...

...Primary Health Care Provider)All health pro...

Limited (District-Level Facility)Interdisciplin...

...nal Facility)A team including a physician, a nurs...

...onal Cancer Center/Institute)See F...


...le in Pain Management...

...ettings)The nurse should participa...


...iritual Care...

...ross All Settings)Spiritual care provided by appr...


...ial Work/Counseling

...tatementThe psychosocial needs of pat...

...ing is limited and specialized counselors are...

...s and nurses may address the psychosocial ne...

...nselors with special training in palliative...


...id Availability...

...(Across All Settings)Health care systems should...

...sicLocal health care institutions should have acc...

...addition to IR oral and injectable m...

...n addition to the opioids available at the li...


...SCO Framework of Resource Stratification...