Travel date: April 25, 2016
Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: Fifth French Course on Introduction for Palliative Care
Origin: Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso / Destination: Kampala, Uganda
This training was very important and helpful to me, because after receiving the theoretical training, I learn the different aspect of Palliative Care, I practice Palliative care with control of Pain, management of symptoms, psychosocial support, considering the cultural and spiritual aspects of the patient and his family. This practice was done in Hospice Office in the Hospital and in Patient Home. I also receive knowledge to be a training officer in the last week program ‘’Training of Trainer’’.
The new knowledge and acquired skills will be practice daily in the patients who have lymphoma, breast and gynecologic cancer, digestive cancer, and soft tissue cancer prostatic cancer. I will train my colleagues doctors, nurses, and others paramedic personnel in the management of pain by Oral Morphine and palliative care. I will do advocacy with the pharmacist, the Director of CHUSS Hospital Minister of Health, for the importation of Powder Morphine to prepare liquid morphine which is shipper easy to manage by the patient anywhere. Because in my country we don’t have liquid morphine. We have available injectable and tablet morphine. I will do advocacy with the directors of the Faculty of Medicine and School of Nurses to increase and include in their programs Palliative care and management of pain by morphine liquid. I will create a Palliative care unit in CHUSS Hospital and promote the creation of Palliative care Association.
I think that if the IAHPC Traveling Scholarship can help in other charges of the training like part of the hotel charges in they have possibility. The two participants of Burkina Faso, we have wrote an article, and we request you to help us in the publication of this article.
In our country we don’t have available palliative care either palliative care unit. We also don’t have liquid morphine which is more benefic in cost, easy way of using. This training help us to: Acknowledge in practice the use of oral morphine in the management of pain. Acknowledge the holistic approach in palliative care. To identify the different needs in palliative care and their management. How to do advocacy of the progressive introduction of palliative care and oral morphine in our country. So those skills will help us to start palliative care in the hospital where we work and to extend it in the city of Bobo Dioulasso and cities around with the collaboration of different associations. We can them train doctors and paramedical staff in palliative care and management of pain by Morphine. We will have a meeting with the Minister of Health to sensitize him in the introduction of palliative care in health system and in the training programs of doctors and nurses. We will organize a national training in the treatment of pain by morphine to sensitize all the health worker in the importance of oral morphine in use of pain control.