2015; Volume 16, No 4, April


The space between – video on the Living Room Hospice in Kenya

What medical care could you afford on less than a dollar a day? The Space Between examines poverty and health care through the stories of individuals struggling with life-threatening illnesses in a Kenyan hospice.

When underfunded and understaffed hospitals cannot keep up with demand, Living Room Hospice steps in to provide compassion, hope and relief for those suffering with life-threatening illnesses The story of a nurse who started a 26-bed hospice in Kenya is beautifully told through this film. This documentary can be used as a teaching tool for medical/nursing students, as well as practicing clinicians. View a trailer of the video. Learn more or order this documentary.

FREE – download the latest open access lectures free on the Palliative Care Network (PCN) website

Dr. Justin Kullgren
Methadone: The good, the bad and the ugly by Dr. Justin Kullgren

Dr. Justin Kullgren is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with South College School of Pharmacy. As a Palliative Care and Hospice Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Tennova Hospice, Justin consults with nurses, physicians, and other palliative interdisciplinary team members on pain and symptom management, prevention and treatment of adverse drug events, medication dosing and monitoring, and disease state management.

Download Dr Kullgren’s lecture on the Palliative Care Network (PCN) website.

It was like having a lifeboat: Family carers’ perceptions of the impact of a hospice at home service by Professor Barbara Jack
Prof. Barbara Jack

Professor Barbara Jack is Head of Research, Director Evidence-based Practice Research Centre, Edge Hill University, UK. She completed her nurse training and held various clinical posts in the national health service until she moved into nurse education at Edge Hill University.

Download Prof Jack’s lecture on the Palliative Care Network (PCN) website.

The Palliative Care Team at Virginia
Commonwealth University sharing the guidelines
Palliative Care Practice Guidelines – presentation from the Palliative Care Team, Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University

View the presentation here.

More about the Palliative Care Network

PCN aims to alleviate patient suffering by providing open access educational materials for professionals from all disciplines of palliative care on a global scale.

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Willing to contribute?
Have you thought about submitting materials from your institution and helping the Palliative Care Network to achieve its mission: Palliative Care for Everyone, Everywhere? To find out more about contributing, please contact the PCN.

English version of the Norwegian Medical Association's 'Guidelines for palliative sedation at the end of life 2014' now available

In the Media Watch column of the March issue of the IAHPC newsletter, Barry Ashpole wrote about the publication of the Norwegian Medical Association's 'Guidelines for palliative sedation at the end of life 2014'. Download the English version here.

There’s another great selection of abstracts in this month’s Media Watch column.

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