NEW White Paper for Global Palliative Care Advocacy from the Pontifical Academy for Life

The Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV) has identified the Palliative Care movement as the most humane response to the needs of seriously ill and dying children, adults, and fragile elders, to ensure that they are cared for until the end. In 2017, it launched an international project called “PAL-LIFE: International Advisory Working Group on Diffusion and Development of Palliative Care in the World.”

The PAL–LIFE created the ad hoc group composed of 13 PC leaders, selected based on their professional expertise, demonstrated participation in PC advocacy activities, and as representatives of different geographical regions and professional backgrounds.

The aim of the PAL-LIFE Project is to heighten social and cultural awareness regarding the existence of  palliative care and to promote dialogue and cooperation between the various stakeholders in the development and implementation of PC. The goal is to improve the global treatment and care of patients and their families facing life-limiting illness, taking into account the perspective of different religions.