PallCHASE is a network of global partners working to support palliative care in humanitarian settings and emergencies. Hosted by the University of Edinburgh.
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
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
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:
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.”
Read more in the Sphere Handbook Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response.
New members very welcome
Please click on this link for the PallCHASE joining form
PallCHASE Webinar Series 2023 - Save the date
The dates and times of the 2023 webinars are on the poster below. Further details regarding the topic, speakers, times and registration links will be available on this page nearer the time. Each webinar is 90 minutes long and is repeated twice (identical sessions).
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 #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
Quarterly newsletters are produced by PallCHASE - below are the links to the newsletters published in 2023.
Link to January 2023 Newsletter