Pain policy & palliative care

Improving global pain relief by achieving balanced access to opioids worldwide
Pain policy & palliative care has written 259 posts for painpolicy

#motherteresa, #palliativecare and me!

It is not often one can say that you have meet a formally canonized saint. But today is the day. 34 years ago as a fifth year medical student at the University of Adelaide I was planning to head off to do an elective at St Christopher’s Hospice in London. My mother, a hospice nurse … Continue reading

What Science Says To Do If Your Loved One Has An Opioid Addiction | FiveThirtyEight by @maiasz #Hpm #hpmglobal

A great article from an excellent reporter with a personal experience in the area! Insightful!!! When a family member, spouse or other loved one develops an opioid addiction — whether to pain relievers like Vicodin or to heroin — few people know what to do. Faced with someone who a… Source: What Science Says To … Continue reading

Palliative-care doctors decry Ontario’s new opioid policy – The Globe and Mail #Hpm #Hpmglobal

Ontario’s move to no longer fund high-dose drugs doesn’t address needs of patients who use them to ease suffering, physicians say Source: Palliative-care doctors decry Ontario’s new opioid policy – The Globe and Mail

Achieving Balance in (US) State Pain Policy: A Progress Report Card for 2015 from @painpolicy #hpm #hpmglobal

A link to the new State Pain Policy Report support by ACS and ACSCan!  Well done, great job, Aaron Gilson!!

Changing #hpmglobal (global #hospice & #Palliative Medicine) chat; a new approach….

For the last 4 years, every Monday (well a lot of them), a number of us have got together to discuss issues related to global hospice and palliative care.  We have done this under the #hpmglobal hashtag, coupling to the well established #hpm tag…….. Having a global chat for 1 hour is a challenge. In … Continue reading

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