Integrated palliative care should encompass different dimensions of care including physical, psychological and spiritual aspects.
Integrated palliative care should involve assessments which are regularly updated and shared with other healthcare professionals within the care team.
Access to readily available and affordable essential medicines are necessary for integrated palliative care.
Develop systems that provide adequate out-of-hours integrated palliative care so that health care practitioners can maintain their work/life balance.
Raise public awareness about palliative care and its integration with healthcare.
Establish needs based referral systems to guide timely referrals to integrated palliative care.
Clinical protocols should be introduced to ensure integration of palliative care services for patients and families regardless of the setting where they are treated.
Establish a single point of contact for integrated palliative care at local level.
Building of informal relationships between health professionals are a foundation for formal structures which are pivotal for the integration of palliative care.