About INSPIRE

doctors working in palliative care with patients

The INSPIRE concept

Individuals with cancer often endure unaddressed loss of function and physical disability during the course of their illness. Loss of function can have devastating effects on individuals living with cancer, leading to difficulties participating in their everyday activities, social engagements, and overall loss of independence.

The INSPIRE project seeks to address the growing need for cancer services targeting disability by piloting a novel model of rehabilitation. The INSPIRE model emphasises the individual’s goals, concerns, and priorities to ensure they have access to the right care for their needs. Beginning with a multinational randomised controlled trial in five European countries, the INSPIRE intervention will be tested on its cost-effectiveness, as well as its clinical effectiveness for addressing quality of life, disability, and symptom burden.

Palliative Rehabilitation

Palliative rehabilitation is an approach that empowers individuals to live fully and to experience the highest quality of life possible. 

This involves:

  •  helping individuals with palliative care needs to cope with their conditions
  • working to reduce their symptom burden
  • helping them to remain as independent, active, and socially engaged as possible

Palliative rehabilitation provides a multidimensional approach to healthcare, addressing physical, emotional, occupational, social and spiritual facets of care to holistically attend to individuals with palliative care needs.

doctors working in palliative care with patients
doctors working in palliative care with patients

Rehabilitation Resources

Rehabilitation: World Health Organisation

Learn more about rehabilitation from the WHO: The globe's leading health organisation and agency.
doctors working in palliative care with patients
doctors working in palliative care with patients

Rehabilitation at King's College London

Check the most recent clinical projects and services in palliative rehabilitation from the Cicely Saunder's Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation