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Improving Access to Opioid Medicines in Vietnam

A recently published article in the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management highlights the important progress being made towards the safe accessibility of opioid medicines in Vietnam. The article focuses on the work accomplished through the Pain & Policy Studies Group’s International Pain Policy Fellowship (IPPF) by Madame Nguyen Thi Phuong Cham, formerly a pharmacist in … Continue reading

The Global #PalliativeCare Atlas: A joint @WHO and @theWPCA publication.

The WHO and the World Palliative Care Alliance are to be congratulated for the release of the Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life!  This is another part of the ongoing progress within the Global Health Community to advance palliative care! It is (conservatively) estimated that every year more than 20 million … Continue reading

#PalliativeCare Resolution @WHO #EB134 2014 #hpmglobal

The Executive Board of the WHO continues to meet in Geneva this week and on Thursday or Friday (January 23 or 24) will discuss a first resolution devoted entirely to palliative care. This resolution has been moved forward by Panama with the co-sponsorship of Australia, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Libya, Malaysia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, and the … Continue reading

Cancer patients suffer from poor access to palliative care –

Cancer patients suffer from poor access to palliative care – From the Financial times: World Child cancer addressing palliative care & access to opioids

Nurses, you can’t do without them! Life before Death Film 29

Nurses, where to start? My mother was a hospice nurse and my sister a peds nurse. I met my wife  when she was nursing in a home of the dying. Our eldest is now studying nursing in Brisbane, Australia. Nurses have taught me so much of what is important in caring for people near the … Continue reading

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