One of the challenges that many developed countries in most of the western world are facing is their aging population. More and more people are living with the effects of several serious chronic diseases towards the end of their lives.
For many years, palliative care has mostly been offered to people with cancer or leukemia, but the current situation within many countries ask for a wider offering of palliative care and broader integration across health care services.
The World Health Care organization has put up a booklet that confronts these challenges and shows solid facts and evidence of the need for more and better palliative care in our healthcare systems. Their aim is to provide a clear and understandable way of communicating the severeness of the ‘palliative care problem’ to the government and other decision makers.
The booklet is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe’s work and shows not only details about healthcare in the United Kingdom, but across all of Europe. We strongly encourage you to take a look at the booklet for its comprehensive and easy to read nature.