what is the international collaborative?
The International Collaborative for Best Care for the Dying Person brings together multidisciplinary practitioners in palliative and end of life care who wish to build the evidence base for best care for dying patients through collaborative knowledge transfer, clinical excellence, research, service innovation and quality improvement.
It was established in 2014 by a group of leading international thinkers, practitioners and researchers in care for the dying, many of its original members having been part of the highly functioning group that delivered OPCARE9.
The Collaborative currently has representatives from 21 countries worldwide, including patients, families, nursing, psychology, law, sociology, ethics, economics, public relations and medicine. Members have the opportunity to come together twice a year at the Collaborative’s Annual Symposium and Summer School events.