Palliative Care Week

Palliative Care Week is a campaign dedicated to raising public awareness and increasing
understanding of palliative care and its benefits. Its primary audience includes those who
could benefit from palliative care, health and social care professionals, the wider public, and
communities across the island of Ireland. AIIHPC celebrated the 10th anniversary of the campaign in 2023, having led and coordinated the annual campaign since 2014.

Why Palliative Care Week?

  • Misunderstanding about palliative care persists, meaning some people who could benefit are less willing to seek it, potentially missing out on improved quality of life
  • It comes under the broad understanding of public health approaches to palliative care
  • It is in line with key palliative care policies across the island of Ireland

If you would like to get involved in Palliative Care Week or have any comments or suggestions, please contact Paula Pinto Araya, email: ppinto@aiihpc.org

AIIHPC will continue to build on and learn from the success of previous Palliative Care Weeks. Those who wish to find out more about what happened in previous campaigns can read the reports below:

Palliative Care Week 2023 Report
Palliative Care Week 2014
Palliative Care Week 2015
Palliative Care Week 2016
Palliative Care Week 2017
Palliative Care Week 2018
Palliative Care Week 2019
Palliative Care Week 2020
Palliative Care Week 2021
Palliative Care Week 2022