Portuguese Association of Palliative Care


The current Portuguese Association of Palliative Care was founded on the 21 of July 1995, with the designation of “National Association for Palliative Care – ANCP”. The founding members, who mostly worked in the palliative care unit of the Portuguese Institute of Oncology of Porto (Oporto), felt the need and the obligation to promote palliative care in Portugal, so they decided to bring together professionals from different areas of interest in this field and established a professional association that brings together so many areas and professional backgrounds, interested by the development and practice of palliative care.