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International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care


International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care. A report from the 57th Session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs!

57th Meeting of the Commission Of Narcotic Drugs: Meeting Highlights!


The 57th Meeting of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs is taking place in Vienna from March 13 to 21.  A number of extraordinary events are taking place at this meeting. One is a side event (events that are not part of the main agenda but often very important in sharing information to member state delegates … Continue reading

“Finding a Balance” Life Before Death Film 20


Balance is the key of our work at Pain and Policy Studies Group. Yes, “improving global pain relief by achieving balanced access to opioids worldwide.” From the 2010 Commission on Narcotic Drugs resolution on opioid availability: “The central principle of “balance” represents a dual obligation of governments to establish a system of control that ensures … Continue reading

Balance in the effort for “Freedom from Pain”


Last week, the documentary “Freedom from Pain” was released on Al Jazeera.  I personally have received considerable feedback including from my adult children who have watched the documentary, made by students of their own age, with their friends and workmates.  In view of these comments and others, I undertook to address the issue of “balance.” … Continue reading

“Freedom from Pain” a revealing expose of the global under-treatment of pain.


As a professor at a major university, I am always interested in creative teaching situations. One such opportunity came with an invitation to join a group of journalism students from the University of British Colombia’s School of Journalism on a trip to the Ukraine. Under the guidance of Peter Klein, a award winning journalist and … Continue reading

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