Hospice Care Professionals Association is a non-profit organization, uniting people and legal entities in order to achieve socially useful goals of palliative and hospice care.


Russian Association of Hospice Care Professionals, partner of Worldwide Hospice of  Palliative care Alliance, American Eurasian Cancer Alliance, PACED and other leading international palliative care groups have become proactively engaged by mobilizing all efforts by developing most updated palliative care resources amid challenging COVID-19 pandemic. By unifying Russian best-experienced experts, renown institutions, recognized leaders in the organization of PC, charitable organizations and volunteers, the Association of Hospice Care Professionals has demonstrated its stronger than ever commitment to patients and PC professionals at this difficult times and able to streamline relevant and valuable content for the special issue of its quarterly "PALLIUM" magazine. The purpose of this unique publication is to introduce best and specific to Russia material as a reference to all palliative care specialists working under the pressure of pandemic throughout Russian Federations, CIS perimeter and beyond. 

Special Issue of Russian Scientific and Practical Magazine


Pandemic Challenges


The Hospice Care Professionals Association was first presented on the 21st of October 2014. The founder of the Association is Irina Yasina – a well-known human rights activist, publicist, palliative care patient and the author of the book “Case history”.  Diana Nevzorova became the Chairman of the Board. Diana is a Moscow Hospice №1 named after Vera Millionshikova head physician, Chief Expert on Palliative Care of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation. Executive committee members: heads of the charity funds “Vera”, “Children's palliative”, “ORBI”, and  “It’s fun getting old”.

Association unites physicians, leaders of the patients’ communities, patients, medical organizations providing palliative and hospice care, charity funds etc.


The Association works on the territory of Russian Federation.


Hospice Care Professionals Association

13, Efremova str.

119048, Moscow


E-mail: info@pro-hospice.ru


Administrative Board

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Founder, executive committee member. 

Publicist, author of the book “Case history”.

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Ann (Nyuta)



Founder, executive committee member. 

President of the Hospice Charity Fund “VERA”





Chairman of the Board, Chief Expert on Palliative Care

of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation.




Executive committee member. 

The founder of the hospice care in Russian Federation

together with Vera Millionshikova,

the co-author of the hospice commandments,

head physician of the 1-st hospice in Russian Federation.




Executive committee member. 

Founder and the President of the charity fund “Children's palliative”,

member of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation Community Board.

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Executive committee member. 

President of the Interregional fund supporting relatives of patients survived the

stroke (ORBI).


Principles of the Association

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  • Patient’s autonomy and patient-oriented approach as an unconditional recognition of the value of every person and respect for his unique personality. The autonomy of the patient also implies that palliative and hospice care can be carried out only if the patient and his family members are willing to accept it.

  • Patient’s dignity, including the respectful attitude, openness, sensitivity, highest possible consideration of personal, cultural and religious values, hopes and practices during the remaining time and after death, so as the country's current health legislation. Hospice is a house of life, not death.

  • Giving patients of all ages opportunities to communicate with loved ones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, as the implementation of international bioethical principles of respect for human dignity, beneficence and justice.

  • Focus on quality of life as the main task of palliative care, including care of the highest attainable standards of physical, psychosocial and spiritual indicators of his/her quality of life, as much as possible. Hospice is a comfortable and decent life till the end.

  • Professional attitude towards life and death as natural processes, sharing the concept that "Death can not be rushed, but we can’t artificially prolong life." Unambiguous and unconditional rejection of promoting and supporting any movements aimed to legalize euthanasia.

  • Provision of good communication and full information to the patient (or his legal representatives), as well as his family members on all aspects of the disease.

  • Voluntary participation in programs of improving the public awareness on palliative and hospice care, as well as to create a favorable public opinion about its features and principles.

  • Mandatory applying of multi-disciplinary and multi-professional approaches in own daily professional activities providing palliative and hospice care.

  • Recognizing the special needs of children and adolescents in delivering palliative and hospice care to them (physical, psychological, social and spiritual), including the right to recreational activities, training and education, so as the loving environment, regardless of their location and model of care.

  • Understanding of the necessity of providing the psycho-social support for families during the period of grief and bereavement as a mandatory component of hospice and palliative care.




Executive committee member. 

Director of the fund “It’s fun getting old”.

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Executive committee member.  

Professor of the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), 

Chief Expert on Child Palliative Care

of the Ministry of Health of Russian Federation



Executive committee member. 

Head of the cancer patients palliative care centre at Moscow Oncology Research Institute

named after Herzen - branch of the National Medical Research Radiological Centre

named after Herzen of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation,

professor at the chair of oncology and radiotherapy

of the First Moscow State Medical University named after

I. M. Sechenov.