Professor, Department of Internal Medicine Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome (Italy)
Every older person with chronic or incurable illness has the right to receive Palliative Care.
The goal of Palliative Care is to take care of the person in totality even when there is no longer a cure. This care foresees a team of different and diverse professional figures: doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social and religious assistants helping patients and their families.
Palliative Care is not a palliative.
Together we have the opportunity to spread the meaning and the profound value of Palliative Care and sensitize every country so that it may become an integral part of every national healthcare system.