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3rd International Conference on Palliative Care and Hospice Nursing, will be organized around the theme “Addressing the needs of patients with incurable diseases through “best care” practices”

Palliative Care 2017 is comprised of 15 tracks and 57 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Palliative Care 2017.

Submit your abstract to any of the mentioned tracks. All related abstracts are accepted.

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Hospice Care designed to give supportive care to people in the final phase of a terminal illness and focus on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure. The goal is to enable patients to be comfortable and free of pain, so that they live each day as fully as possible.

  • Track 1-1Hospice medicare
  • Track 1-2Hospice compassus
  • Track 1-3Palliative Medicine
  • Track 1-4Palliative Care and Cultural Variations
  • Track 1-5Palliative Care and Respite care

End-of-life (EOL) care refers to comprehensive care for a life-limiting illness that meets the patient’s medical, physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs. Hospice care is a service delivery system that emphasizes symptom management without life-prolonging treatment, and is intended to enhance the quality of life for both patients with a limited life expectancy and their families.

  • Track 2-1Palliative Care and Long Term Care
  • Track 2-2Palliative Care and Home Care
  • Track 2-3Palliative Care and Hospital Based Care

Good management of symptoms in the terminal phase is one of the main concerns of patients and their families. The physical comfort of dying patients requires thorough assessment, excellent nursing care and careful prescribing. Some patients may experience uncontrolled and distressing symptoms at the end of life.

  • Track 3-1Palliative Care and Alimentary Symptoms
  • Track 3-2Palliative Care and Respiratory Symptoms
  • Track 3-3Palliative Care and Urinary Symptoms
  • Track 3-4Kidney/Renal Failure
  • Track 3-5Palliative Care and Acute Pain Syndromes


Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine concentrates on improving the quality of life. By giving cancer diagnosis and treatment, it is useful for patients to experience worrisome physical symptoms and/or psychological distress from their disease and the cancer treatment itself.

  • Track 4-1Palliative Care and Rehabilitation
  • Track 4-2End-stage Disease
  • Track 4-3Rehabilitation Therapy

Occupational therapy plays a significant role on palliative and hospice care. Occupational therapy practitioners consider both the physical and psychosocial/behavioural health needs of the patient, concentrating on what is most important to him or her to fulfil, support systems and the available resources and the environments in which the patient wants and is able to participate.

  • Track 5-1Psychosocial Health
  • Track 5-2Behavioral Health
  • Track 5-3Rest and Sleep
  • Track 5-4Palliative Care and Physical therapy

Spirituality can be described as that which gives meaning to life.  It refers to the universal human need for love, hope, relatedness, value, and dignity.  Spirituality may or may not involve religious beliefs and practices. Learning that you or a loved one has a terminal illness presents many challenges.  It can also present opportunities for life review, realized potential, celebration of accomplishments, connection with loved ones, and reconciliation.

  • Track 6-1Palliative Care and Spirutual Assessment
  • Track 6-2Palliative Care and Spirutual Care Interventions

Patients with serious or life-threatening illness are likely to find themselves in an emergency department at some point along their trajectory of illness, and they should expect to receive high-quality palliative care in that setting. In the last five years, emergency medicine has increasingly taken a central role in the early implementation of palliative care. Widespread integration of palliative care into the day-to-day practice of emergency medicine, however, is often jeopardized by the demands of many competing priorities.

  • Track 7-1Palliative Care and Hypercalcemia
  • Track 7-2Palliative Care and Hemorrhage
  • Track 7-3Palliative Care and Seizures
  • Track 7-4Palliative Care and Acute Pain Syndromes

The goal of palliative care is to help them achieve the best possible quality of life through relief of suffering, control of symptoms, and restoration of functional capacity, while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural and religious values, believes and practices”. It is important that these nurses are trained in end of life treatment, psychological support, symptom management and enhancing the quality of life for their patients and the patient's families.

  • Track 8-1Palliative Care and Patient Care
  • Track 8-2Palliative Care and Patient Care Practices
  • Track 8-3Palliative Care and Systems Based Practices
  • Track 8-4Palliative Care and Home Nursing

Pediatric palliative care is care designed to meet the unique and special needs of children living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, severe brain problems, complications from prematurity and birth defects and rare disorders, among other conditions.

  • Track 9-1Genetic disorders
  • Track 9-2Cancer and Neurologic disorders
  • Track 9-3Prematurity
  • Track 9-4Heart and lung conditions
  • Track 9-5Perinatal and Neonatal palliative care

Palliative care is any treatment that focuses on preventing and managing the symptoms of cancer and side effects of treatment. It also provides comprehensive support to people living with cancer and their families. Any person, regardless of age or type and stage of cancer, may receive palliative care.

  • Track 10-1Palliative Care and Chemotherapy
  • Track 10-2Palliative Care and Radiation

When a mentally competent adult, terminally ill, making the choice of their own free will and after meeting strict legal safeguards, takes prescribed medication which will end their life is considered as assisted dying.

  • Track 11-1Euthanasia
  • Track 11-2Palliative Care and Mental illness
  • Track 11-3Palliative Care and Ventilator
  • Track 11-4Palliative Care and ICU
  • Track 11-5Palliative Care and Ethics

Trauma remains a principal cause of mortality and morbidity. The aim of Palliative care is to alleviate suffering through expert pain and symptom management, as well as assistance with decision making. The integration of palliative and trauma care can assist and support patients and families through stressful, often life-changing times, regardless of the final outcome.

  • Track 12-1Palliative Care and Antibiotics
  • Track 12-2Palliative Care and Opiods

Geriatrics is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults. There is no set age at which patients may be under the care of a geriatrician or geriatric physician, a physician who specializes in the care of elderly people. Rather, this decision is determined by the individual patient's needs, and the availability of a specialist.

  • Track 13-1Aging
  • Track 13-2Palliative Care and Elderly Care
  • Track 13-3Palliative Care and Dementia
  • Track 13-4Palliative Care and Veterans
  • Track 13-5Engage in Yoga, Arts, and Exercise

Heart Disease identifies the need for patients with heart failure to have access to palliative care services for on-going support and advice; and for Renal Services goes further, listing as a quality requirement for patients near the end of life to have ‘a jointly agreed palliative care plan, built around their individual needs and preferences’.

  • Track 14-1Palliative Care and COPD
  • Track 14-2Palliative Care and lung cancer
  • Track 14-3Palliative Care and liver failure
  • Track 14-4Palliative Care and Organ donation

Palliative care can address a broad range of issues, integrating an individual’s specific needs into care. The physical and emotional effects of cancer and its treatment may be very different from person to person. For example, differences in age, cultural background, or support systems may result in very different palliative care needs.

  • Track 15-1Palliative Care and Asthenia
  • Track 15-2Palliative Care and Cachexia
  • Track 15-3Palliative Care and Dyspenia
  • Track 15-4Palliative Care and Constipation