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Fundamental care matters to all of us.

The ILC brings people together to influence and transform how fundamental care is delivered globally. We provide the opportunity for our members to connect and learn from leaders within their field and provide a platform to collaborate and contribute to real-world systems change.

What is fundamental care?

Fundamental care respects and focuses on a person’s essential needs.

These needs are met through a positive and trusting relationship with the person being cared for, including their family and carers.

The International Learning Collaborative Focus

The International Learning Collaborative (ILC) is dedicated to creating practical resources to ensure that the Fundamentals of Care are visible and valued in every care setting globally.

Fundamental Care involves actions on the part of the care team that respect and focus on a person’s essential needs to ensure their physical and psychosocial wellbeing. These needs are met by developing positive and trusting relationships with the person being cared for as well as their family and carers (Feo et al., 2017). 

The ILC community shares a global vision that recognises the challenges of making fundamental care a valued and essential element in a person’s self-care, health and wellbeing and a set of evidence-based behaviours and actions that inform every  educational, clinical and care setting. For radical transformation within health systems globally, we must engage all members involved in care settings: consumers, clinicians, educators, leaders, researchers, policy-makers, politicians and students. 

The ILC’s efforts over the past decade have led to increased recognition of the importance of fundamental care however, more needs to be done globally. The ILC provides a platform for members to collaborate and advocate for real-world systems change. It is only through coordinated, collaborative effort that we will, and must, achieve real change. The ILC needs people who value Fundamental Care and champion the development and implementation of  change across all sectors of care.


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ILC Membership Benefits

Access to a Global Network

Access a network of nursing and healthcare consumers, researchers, educators, clinicians, policymakers, and leaders whose goal is to radically transform fundamental care delivery worldwide.

ILC Exclusive Content and Resources

Members are able to access exclusive ILC FoC resources, events and content.
Our new ‘Find a Member’ functionality allows members to communicate globally with an engaged FoC community

Receive ILC Member Specials

ILC Members can access significant discounts on the ILC Annual International Conferences and events, bringing our community of FoC advocates together to initiate change in healthcare internationally.

Be a ILC FoC Co-Design Projects

The ILC is dedicated to undertaking co-design at a local, regional and global level. Together we can instigate change in Fundamental Care by getting
Involved in research and quality improvement projects.

Make an Impact on Fundamental Care

The ILC generates opportunities to actively shape the ongoing dialogue and research and practice agenda on fundamental care, making a real impact to healthcare systems and to people’s care experiences.

Represent the ILC and FoC in Your Network

The ILC needs global representation at every level of research, practice, education and policy – add your voice to our global message about the importance of FoC in your community.

Become an ILC Member

Be part of the future of patient-centered fundamental care
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  • Access a global network of healthcare professionals
  • Exclusive resources and content
  • Annual conference: Reduced registration fee

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