The Association of Palliative Care Practitioners of South Africa (PALPRAC) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in May 2018 by a group of South African doctors who are trained in Palliative Medicine.
Palliative Care is a growing area of interest for doctors from many different branches of clinical medicine such as Family Medicine, Oncology, Paediatrics, Critical Care and Internal Medicine. PALPRAC unites providers who share a desire to provide personalized care within the context of serious illnesses.
Palliative Care is offered by a multidisciplinary team. Depending on the patient’s needs this team typically might include a combination of a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, a spiritual counsellor, psychologist, physiotherapist, dietician, occupational therapist and speech therapist.
In 2021 PALPRAC expanded its membership base to include trained Palliative Care professionals from each of these disciplines. This aligns with our vision to enable access to quality Palliative Care for those people affected by serious illnesses.