Hospice Ethiopia (HE) provides community palliative care and trains healthcare staff in this speciality. This project will use the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) recognised training to develop integrated palliative care in the Oncology and Emergency departments in a public hospital.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021
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There is a huge need for quality end of life care worldwide, especially in low and middle income countries, as reported in the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care and Pain Relief, due to a lack of availability of opioids and a profound lack of knowledge about how to prescribe them. HE has already worked with the FMOH to develop national guidelines on palliative care, but the gap with current service provision is very evident; women in particular suffer badly from cancer in Ethiopia.
HE will target St Paul’s Hospital Oncology and Emergency Departments where palliative care is desperately needed. 50 key personnel will be trained at this large teaching hospital. This follows on from the successful development of an Ethiopian standardised palliative care training course in 2020, developed jointly by HE with the FMOH (Big Give 2020 project). If successful it is hoped this project will be repeated in other public hospitals thereby improving palliative care across Ethiopia.
“Please continue your approach as you have started. May God bless you”
“I am very happy to get this chance and I am ready to help people, as I learnt and appreciate that you continue your teaching”
“Totally, I get the training. Excellent. Keep it up.”
“Thank you for your support and giving a course to us and for changing our attitudes about giving a patient care”.
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