SPICT-LIS was translated into Nepali in 2021 to enable mid-level workers in Health Posts and Primary Care Centres to be able to identify, assess and manage people with palliative care needs.
It uses the SPICT-LIS versions 2018 and 2021. The translation was made and checked by clinicians who work in rural areas in Nepal who have experience in delivering palliative care in this setting. SPICT-LIS has been incorporated into the Nepali edition of the Palliative Care Toolkit available at:
SPICT-LIS in English and Nepali can be used together. Doctors on the wards often prefer the English version and mid-level workers the Nepali translation.
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SPICT-LIS in Nepali and Palliative Care Toolkit are central to a model of primary palliative care which is being developed in rural Nepal between 2022 and 2025. This development is through the UK Aid match funded Sunita Project, delivered by EMMS International and INF Nepal.
A brief presentation about the Sunita Project and the use of SPICT-LIS and the Palliative Care Toolkit, given at the Palliative Care Works Conference in October 2023 is available here.