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.

Latest News


ILC at the AAHC Global Issues Forum

In April this year, ILC members Alison Kitson, Jack Needleman, Yvonne Wengstrom and Rebecca Feo, together with Eileen Breslin, Dean and Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at

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Connected to Care

In moving towards our goal of becoming a global leader in transforming the delivery of fundamental care, the ILC has created a tag line to encapsulate the work that we

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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