Sign now! Charter for Care of the critically-ill and the dying in Germany

Cross-Border support for “Charter for Care of the critically-ill and the dying in Germany”

Until today the Charta has been signed by almost 500 organisations and nearly 1100 individuals; now the health minister of the German-speaking community of Belgium has also given his signature. 

The “Charter for Care of the critically-ill and the dying in Germany” was published in autumn 2010 describing the current status quo of the management of critically-ill and the dying in Germany and giving suggestions for improvement for future actions. About 200 Experts from 50 societal and health political institutions participated in the 2-year-development format of the Charter.

Responsible bodies are the German Association for Palliative Medicine (“Deutsche Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin”, DGP), the German Hospice- and Palliative Association (“Deutsche Hospiz- und PalliativVerband”, DHPV) and the German Medical Association (“Bundesärztekammer”, BÄK).

During the 90th Hospice Day in Aachen (“90. Aachener Hospizgespräch”) on 22 June 2012 signatures were given different representatives of the city of Aachen as well as the communities and (cross-border) regions, e.g. by Städteregionsrat Helmut Etschenberg, state secretary of the ministry of health, emancipation, care and age of the German region of Northrheine-Westphalia (NRW), Mrs Marlis Bredehorst, and minister for family, health and social affairs of the government of the German-speaking community of Belgium, Harald Mollers (ProDG). Here you can find the speech of Harald Mollers.  

Due to the  “Servicestelle Hospiz”, one of the endorsing organisations of the scientific aims of SIP, the region of Aachen & its communities (“Städteregion Aachen”) was mentioned as national best-practice example for its engagement and management of palliative care patients.

More information you can find at the Charter-Website.

If you would like to support the initiative you may sign the Charter here.

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