AGE co-signs Charter for Palliative Care for Older People in Rome

PalliativeCareCharterRome_Mar2017 On 30 March 2017 Mrs Barbro Westerholm, former AGE Vice-President and AGE representative in the European Medicine Agency (EMA), participated in a workshop on “Defining the Essence of Palliative Care for Older People: Religions Together” in Rome, organized by The Maruzza Foundation in collaboration with the Ponifica Academi for Life. The workshop ended with the signature of the “Religions of The World Charter: Palliative Care For Older People” which affirms the essential right of older persons and their families to receive appropriate Palliative Care with focus on symptom control, safeguard of dignity and quality of life and support for the family.

PalliativeCareCharterRome_Mar2017 WG A draft of this charter was developed following a collective effort of more than six months before being discussed in four working groups during the workshop: Religions & Spirituality, Clinical Table, Human Rights and Patients & Family gathering for each between 6 – 10 participants. Barbro Westerholm took part in the group Patients & Family.

The participants brought together experts in palliative care, psychiatry, gerontology, geriatrics, public health, pastoral care, human rights, and different religions.

Read the Maruzza Foundation’s press release here

Follow this link to access the Charter


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