Professionals are eligible for discounted membership fee when joining PALPRAC


The Association of Palliative Care Practitioners of South Africa (PALPRAC) is a non-profit organisation that was formed in May 2018 by a group of South African doctors who are trained in palliative medicine.

PALPRAC unites providers who share a desire to provide personalised care within the context of serious illnesses.

Palliative Care is offered by a multidisciplinary team.  Depending on the patient’s needs this team typically might include a combination of a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, a spiritual counsellor, psychologist, physiotherapist, dietician, occupational therapist and speech therapist.

In 2021 PALPRAC expanded its membership base to include trained Palliative Care professionals from each of these disciplines.  This aligns with their vision to enable access to quality Palliative Care for those people affected by serious illnesses.

Special membership fee for doctors, nurses, social workers and others who are full members of PatchSA

PALPRAC has elected to offer a special membership fee to members of the palliative care team who are paid up members of PatchSA. This special dispensation is to accommodate those who are already PatchSA full members and also wish to be full members of PALPRAC. The reduced rate will offer PATCH members the full list of benefits enjoyed by PALPRAC full members at a special rate of R300 per year. (The normal rate being R650)

Find out more about PalPrac membership here.