World Health Assembly 67 (in 2014) was an exciting year for palliative care with the successful passing of the Palliative Care resolution. While Palliative Care was not an individual agenda item this year, in 2016, the Director -General will be required to report back to Assembly on Progress. What was impressive at this … Continue reading
The use of terms is an important issue in legislation and policies. Correct use of terms in a text body contributes to the realization of its objectives. Like body language is important for a speaker and can send messages contrary to what the speaker is saying, the choice of inappropriate terms can be counter-productive for … Continue reading
Codeine! The analgesic of choice for head injury patients for junior house staff those many moons ago! It wasn’t really a choice, we weren’t allow to use morphine because it was dangerous! But what do we know now….? Codeine is a pro-drug that gets broken down to morphine. So all those years ago we were delivering … Continue reading
International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care. A report from the 57th Session of the Commission of Narcotic Drugs!
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