Tmicha - The Israeli Association of Palliative Care
Established as a voluntary (not for profit) association in 1993, The Israeli Association of Palliative Care (Tmicha) (IAPC) is an organisation for all health professionals and trained volunteers actively involved in palliative care in Israel.
IAPC membership includes leading figures in palliative care, who encourage professional and public education about the concepts of palliative care and promote the development of services. Membership, which is currently around 1200, is open to all health professionals, volunteers and interested lay people that identify with its philosophy.
Initially chaired by Dr Ilene Ora Cibulski the IAPC produced a bi annual Hebrew/English newsletter ‘Support’ until her retirement in 2000. Since 2001, the IAPC has been chaired by Mali Szlaifer, who is dedicated to continuing to develop training and networking for its members and for palliative care services around the country. IAPC has an elected Board of Directors that aims to represent all the professions involved in palliative care and from a range of different services. The work of IAPC includes: