Statement of Beneficial Purpose

Cicely Saunders Americas Inc is organized as a public benefit corporation for the following purposes: 

To support world class research and practice in effective, person-centered and spiritually sympathetic forms of hospice and palliative care, and to develop relevant and robust methods to set an international gold standard of palliative care research.

To support the investigation and promotion of high-quality hospice and palliative care for patients with cancer and non-cancer progressive illness, with special concern for those patients and families who may encounter difficulty in gaining access to such care.

To encourage and support the finest postgraduate and undergraduate education for nurses, doctors and other professionals in the field of hospice and palliative care.

To support a center of excellence in research in palliative care, to improve care for people wherever they are, be it at home, hospice, hospital or other.

To encourage and promote public understanding of hospice and palliative care and the available treatments and services, and to contribute to the development of policy, nationally and internationally, to improve care towards the end of life.

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