Palliative and continuing care involve active and comprehensive follow-up by a multidisciplinary team of persons suffering from a severe and progressive terminal illness. Their objective is to maintain a quality of life in accordance with the patient’s wishes by treatment of his physical symptoms and management of his psychological, social and spiritual suffering, as well as that of his family members.
To this end, the association aims to :
Unite the representatives of the organisations active in the sector of palliative and continuing care in the Brussels-Capital Region with a view to consultation in a spirit of openness and pluralism.
Organise study groups on certain topics : training, ethical aspects, etc.
Promote work in a network and efficient collaboration among its affiliates.
Represent its affiliates, coordinate and promote the activities they conduct, and ensure the dissemination of information among them and about them.
Promote the development, recognition and financing of the various palliative and continuing care organisations with the regional and federal authorities.
Be the representative of and voice for the reality of palliative care in Brussels with the local, regional, federal and international authorities, in collaboration with the other Palliative Care Federations in Belgium.
Contribute to improving the qualitative level of palliative care and the skills of professionals in the field, though in particular activities related to training and research.
Since October 2010, the association has benefitted from an organisational subsidy in the context of the decree on the offer of outpatient services in the areas of social work, the family and health (5 March 2009), in its capacity as an organisation charged with coordinating and representing outpatient services in the palliative and continuing care sector, authorised by the French Community Commission [COCOF].