Italian Society of Palliative Care
released: 1 April 2015
last updated: 1 April 2021
About this society:
The Italian Society of Palliative Care (SICP – www.sicp.it) was setup in Milan in 1986 with the aim of diffusing the principles of palliative care. Palliative care addresses the complex needs that characterize advanced and terminal illness by providing continuous comprehensive clinical, psychological, social, spiritual and emotional support for the patient and family. The SICP is a scientific society present throughout Italy with regional and inter-regional platforms to give a voice to healthcare staff working in palliative care. Embracing multi-professionalism that is typical of this field, the SICP provides information and support for all the professional figures who provide palliative care by organizing accredited regional training programs, a national annual conference, a scientific journal and distance learning (ODL).