Title

The Practice of Palliative Medicine in Developing Countries—Part Three (SA500)

Document Type

Article

Department

Internal Medicine (East Africa)

Abstract

Objectives

Learn how physicians in specific countries provide palliative care to their patient populations, often with limited resources.

Recognize specific cultural and political challenges to developing palliative care clinical, educational and research programs.

Describe roles of different health care providers practicing palliative care and how they meet the needs of their local populations.

Please join AAHPM's International Scholars for a panel discussion. Each scholar will present for 10-15 minutes on the state of the practice of palliative care in their home country, with an emphasis on the roles of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers; the status of education and research in the field; and the unique challenges facing patients and providers. There will be time allotted after each presentation to field questions and dialogue from the audience. Prepare to be educated and inspired by these accomplished individuals who are leading and advancing the field of hospice and palliative medicine in their countries of origin.

Publication

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

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