Hospice and Palliative Care Special Interest Group

To build a network of dedicated team of physiotherapists across the globe by reaching out to member countries of the WPT and encouraging/stimulating interest in palliative care physiotherapy.


  • Encourage/advocate for inclusive care and universal access to a compassionate, high-quality palliative and end of life rehabilitation when and where needed.
  • To use the IPT-HOPE platform to authenticate the advocacy for the full inclusion of physical therapy services in the multidisciplinary palliative care team especially in areas where it is non-existent as well as in other arrears where physiotherapy services are under-utilized, especially in low resource countries.
  • Establish a collaborative research network with members to generate evidence-based results in palliative care rehabilitation.
  • Update members on the current trends in palliative care rehabilitation through IPT-HOPE Webinars.

Hospice and Palliative Care Special Interest Group Leadership:

Special Interest Group Lead
Dr. John Davidson Okwudili (Nigeria)

Contact Information
Email Dr. John Davidson 




Special Interest Group Education Facilitator


Guro Bridgitte Stene (Great Britain, Europe)

Contact Information
Email Guro Bridgitte Stene 



Special Interest Group Research Facilitator


Joanne Bayly (Great Britain, Europe)

Contact Information
Email Joanne Bayly

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