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What is palliative medicine?

Palliative medicine provides clinical leadership, care and support to prevent and relieve suffering for people with life-limiting and life-threatening illness.

Goal Orientated

Its diagnostic and therapeutic priorities focus on meeting every individual patient’s goals through shared decision-making with them and those important to them.

Specialised

It is a medical specialty recognised by the respective nations’ Royal Colleges of Physicians.

 

Individualised

It is practiced both as part of multidisciplinary palliative care teams and in partnership with other relevant specialties to deliver individualised, holistic care.

 

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Join our growing community – The Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland (APM) is one of the world’s largest representative body for professionals practicing or interested in Palliative Medicine, with a growing membership of over 1,300.

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Membership Benefits.

When you join the APM, you’ll receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Access to Palliative Care Formulary*
  • Online access to British Medical Journals including quarterly paper copy of BMJ Supportive Palliative Care*
  • Online access to Palliative Medicine Journal*
  • Discounts for APM study days and annual conference
  • Education and training materials
  • Bi-monthly bulletins
  • Peer support/network
  • Monthly event bulletins
  • Access to national benchmarking bereavement survey (FAMCARE)
  • Organisational membership to the European Association for Palliative Care
  • Eligibility to apply for APM awards

*Dependant on membership level

Proud to Work With You.

We’re proud to work with those who contribute to achieving our vision, supporting our values and delivering our aims.
The APM represents our members to ensure that their voice is heard and that they’re represented in all areas relative to Palliative Medicine Practice. This includes legal, political, economic, and workforce training, as well as many other issues.

We empower our members to stay abreast of the continually changing topical national debates and essential matters such as assisted dying, palliative care funding, clinical nutrition and hydration, assisted ventilation, and Palliative Medicine Training.

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Our Expertise.

The APM covers a wide range of skills and capabilities within the field of Palliative Medicine.

Palliative Medicine’s specific expertise is in:

Assessment

Assessing and managing physical, psychological and spiritual symptoms and in mitigating distress.

Analysis

Clinical analysis of and decision-making in complex scenarios, such as when a patient’s clinical needs, preferences and interests are finely balanced and may require skilled application of relevant ethical and legal guidance.

Communication

Skilled communication about and co-ordination of care, especially at disease transitions and boundaries between care settings.

Partnership

Working with partners, colleagues and organisations across multiple sectors to provide excellent multidisciplinary care for patients and those important to them.

Support

Care and support to those important to the patient, including facilitating their bereavement care.

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