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.

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The ILC’s COVID-19 Response

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Special Issue

2020 JCN Special Issue now available

The 2020 Journal of Clinical Nursing Special Issue on Fundamental Care is now out! This year’s issue focuses on Methodologies, Metrics and Mobilisation and features 24 articles, spanning editorials, discussion

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ILC 2020 and COVID-19

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact internationally, the ILC Steering Group is working on several contingency plans for the ILC 2020 event, currently scheduled to be

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ILC Membership Benefits

Global network

Part of a global network of healthcare professionals

Exclusive content

Access exclusive content including webinars, videos and more

Special member rates

Annual International ILC Conference attendance - special member rate applies

ILC select events

Opportunity to participate in select ILC events

Make an impact

Make an impact to healthcare systems and to people’s care experiences


Involvement in research and quality improvement projects


Be part of the future of patient centered fundamental care
AU $ 150 Annually
  • Access a global network of healthcare professionals
  • Exclusive resources and content
  • Annual conference: Reduced registration fee