Research Description:

Ubuntu is an African philosophy underpinned by interconnection and humaneness. It is often translated as “I am because we are,” or “humanity towards others,” or in Xhosa, “umntu ngumntu ngabantu”. It is a belief in the universal bonds that connect all people.

There is an urgent need to create an Ubuntu palliative care movement, couched within a framework of compassion and consideration for the social-culture context of patients and their families.

This project aims to share African findings and experiences to better advocate and model equity in palliative care through the ethos of Ubuntu.

Africa is not only a continent; it is a set of values and a spirit. Collaborators will focus on sharing and connecting the concept of Ubuntu as it applies to palliative care with a particular focus on the African continent by generating evidence-based findings through research, arts, education, training, and advocacy.

Please join the movement!

(Photo: Chris Swagga)