The provision of palliative care in Europe
- The Parliamentary Assembly recognises that palliative care is fundamental to human dignity and a
component of the human right to health.
- Building on the definition given by the World Health Organization, the Assembly notes that palliative
care focuses on preventing and relieving suffering associated with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition
through a holistic approach addressing physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems. The goal of palliative
care is to improve the qua