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PallCHASE

PallCHASE is a network of global partners working to support palliative care in humanitarian settings and emergencies. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh.

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Supporting palliative care in humanitarian settings and emergencies

Palliative care is  largely missing from humanitarian responses. The goals of humanitarian healthcare are “to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity.” As the need for humanitarian interventions increases, humanitarian organisations have identified the need for greater skills and attention in relation to palliative care.

PallCHASE has been set up by partners who are already experts in the field of Palliative Care. The network is hosted by the University of Edinburgh.

Visit PallCHASE website

Mission

PallCHASE’s mission is to:

  • Advocate for the integration of palliative care integration in humanitarian situations or emergencies

  • Create a platform to develop, showcase and endorse palliative care and humanitarian sector integration, standards and policy and opportunities for training within humanitarian situations or emergencies

  • Support the development of a robust, high quality, ethical evidence base for palliative care within humanitarian situations and emergencies

Events

 

PallCHASE Webinar - 24th/25th April 2024

Integrating palliative care into emergency responses webinar. April 24th 3pm, or April 25th 8am London time

 

Please choose one date to register with the following links, based on your time zone and availability – both sessions are identical and each webinar is 60 minutes long.

April 24th, 2024 – 3pm London time – click here to register (the PallCHASE AGM, for all PallCHASE members, takes place directly after this webinar, using the same joining link)

April 25th, 2024 – 8am London time – click here to register

PallCHASE AGM - April 24th, 2024, 4pm London time - for all PallCHASE members

PallCHASE AGM, April 24th, 4pm, London time. Open to all PallCHASE members.

 

The PallCHASE AGM is open to all PallCHASE members, and takes place on April 24th at 4pm London time, straight after the Webinar, using the same joining link - please click here

PallCHASE Webinar Series - 2024 - Save the date

Further details regarding topic, speaker and registration details will be shared nearer the time.

PallCHASE 2024 webinars. Save the date. 24 (3pm UK) and 25 April (8am UK), 24 (3pm UK) and 25 July (8am UK), 23 and 24 Oct

 

PallCHASE Webinar Series - Past Webinars

Visit the PallCHASE webinar page to access all previous webinar recordings and written summaries (direct links to recordings of each past webinar are also provided below).

Webinar #12: Psychosocial and Spiritual Care in situations of Trauma and Humanitarian Crises

Recording of Webinar #12 on PallCHASE Network YouTube Channel

Webinar #11: Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients – Compassionate Communication in Palliative Care (25th/26th October 2023)

Recording of Webinar #11 on PallCHASE Network YouTube Channel

Webinar #10: Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients - Pain and Symptom Management in Humanitarian Settings (26th/27th July 2023)

Recording of Webinar #10 on PallCHASE Network YouTube Channel

Webinar #9: Hidden Lives, Hidden Patients – How to plan and implement palliative care programming in humanitarian settings (19th/20th April 2023)

Recording of Webinar #9 on PallCHASE Network YouTube Channel

Webinar #8: Healing in Hidden Conflicts - Perspectives on Palliative Care (18th/19th January 2023)

Recording of Webinar #8 on PallCHASE Network YouTube Channel

Webinar #7: Paediatric Palliative Care Research in Conflict Settings: Emerging Evidence from the Middle East Region (19th/20th October 2022)

Recording of Webinar#7 on PallCHASE Network YouTube Channel

Webinar #6: - War and Conflict. Trauma-Informed Care (July 20th 2022)

Recording of Webinar #6 on PallCHASE Network YouTube Channel

Webinar #5 – Adapting Palliative Care Responses to Conflict Settings: Supporting palliative care in Ukraine (20th April 2022)

Recording of Webinar #5 on PallCHASE Network YouTube channel

Webinar #4: Communication, storytelling and experience on the margins: journey of understanding for humanitarian palliative care (19th January 2022)

Recording of Webinar #4 on PallCHASE Network YouTube channel

Webinar #3 - Climate Change, Natural Disasters and Palliative Care: No One Should be Left Behind (20th October 2021)

Recording of Webinar #3 on PallCHASE Network YouTube channel

Webinar #2: Experiences from the field: Experiences from the Field: Integrating Palliative Care into Protracted Humanitarian Crises (21st July 2021)

Recording of Webinar #2 on PallCHASE Network YouTube channel

Webinar #1: Perspectives on the Integration of Palliative Care into Humanitarian Settings (21st April 2021)

Recording of Webinar #1 on PallCHASE Network YouTube channel

 

New members very welcome 

Palliative Care in Humanitarian Aid Situations and Emergencies. Join us now.

 

Please click on this link for the PallCHASE joining form

 

Quarterly Newsletters

Quarterly newsletters are produced by PallCHASE - below are the links to the newsletters published in 2023. 

Link to January 2023 Newsletter

Link to April 2023 Newsletter

Impact

As part of PallCHASE’s advocacy work Palliative Care is now included in the 2018 edition of the “Sphere Handbook Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response”.  This handbook sets out the principles of humanitarian working and the universal minimum standards required in humanitarian responses:

Read more in the Sphere Handbook Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.

 

Sphere Handbook Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response: Palliative care standard 2.7:

“People in crisis should have access to palliative and end-of-life care that relieves pain and suffering; that maximises the comfort, dignity and quality of life; and that provides support for family members.”