From bedside to bench: Bringing clinical experience to international advocacy work | EAPC Blog. Comments from Lukas Radbruch, Past president of EAPC!
Since 1996, the Pain and Policy Studies Group (PPSG) has been pointing out the stark differences in opioid consumption around the world through graphs and maps and most recently with Gapminder. But the above infographic by Kim Ducharme and Zia Sobhani takes the cake! To see the bloated shapes of US, Canada and Australia and a … Continue reading
The UN Declaration on Non-Communicable Disease is in! OK, it is going to be discussed and ratified at the meeting from Sept 19-20 in New York but the negotiation have concluded and it is all but complete. But palliative care is in. Yes 4 places!! You make think that this is not much but the … Continue reading
20% of the world’s population, but with very low morphine consumption. And as this graph shows, very little increase in consumption from 0.0069 mg in 1983 to to 0.68 mg/person in 2008. A hundred fold increase but we do have to be careful with statistics (Fibs, lies and Statistics, Aug 2011). Still much too low. … Continue reading
The 3rd Edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine states the following. Uganda serves as a brilliant model, like Wisconsin and Catalonia, for the importance of an integrated government and community non-governmental approach. Each one by themselves in isolation, will not achieve much. Why does Uganda get such acclaim along with Wisconsin and Catalonia? … Continue reading