Human Rights and End of Life Care

Human rights are at the heart of much of the law, policy and practice of end of life care, and help practitioners to provide person-centred care. Therefore, the way all palliative care workers understand and deliver on their human rights responsibilities is of fundamental importance to the delivery of dignified and person-centred care.

Sue Ryder is working in partnership with the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) to support care workers in developing greater understanding of how human rights provide a practical route for ensuring and promoting compassion and dignity in end of life care.