Palliative Care For All: Integrating Palliative Care into Disease Management Frameworks
This joint HSE and IHF Report in 2008 of the Extending Access Study report identified a number of barriers and challenges that are inhibiting the development of palliative care for people with diseases other than cancer, and these are addressed in the recommendations from service model, policy, education and research perspectives.
The report recommendations require action from a large number of stakeholders, including government departments, educational institutions, frontline staff and clinical personnel. The implementation of these recommendations is dependent on building positive relationships between a wide range of organisations, professionals, patients and carers. This will only come about where people can see that through collaboration high quality care can be provided for all people who have life-limiting disease whatever their diagnosis.