Updated 20 January 2015

Palliative care: useful links

These websites will provide you with a wide array of information on the topic of palliative care.


The idea of being sick and unable to care for yourself or becoming a burden to friends and family is a source of great concern to many people. Serious illnesses can cause physical symptoms, such as pain, nausea or fatigue. You may also have psychological symptoms like depression or anxiety. 

The palliative care approach provides specialised care, focusing on the reduction of pain and symptoms of life-threatening illness

List of websites that offer information about palliative care

 Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa
 African Palliative Care Association
 United States Agency for International Development
 The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief
 International Children's Palliative Care Network
 International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care
 Help the Hospices
 Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa
 National Hospice and Palliative Care Organisation
 World Health Organisation
 Pain and Palliative Care Communications Program
 Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
 Cancer Association of South Africa
 Canadian International Development Agency
 Academy for Educational Development
 SA Department of Health
 Promoting the management of pain
 AIDS Foundation South Africa
 Health Systems Trust
 Medical Research Council of South Africa (MRC)
 The Valley Trust


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