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Sophia Lam

I am an Advanced Trainee In Palliative Medicine, having come to Palliative medicine through the physician pathway. I have been fortunate in my medical career to have had a number of clinical and research experiences based in resource poor and/or underprivileged settings from Paediatric patients in Africa to adults with severe malaria in Bangladesh and India to Indigenous Australians in Cape York and the Torres Strait.
Such experiences coupled with my subsequent training in general and palliative medicine have inspired an ongoing interest in working with communities less developed and financially resourced than those I now work in. We have much to learn from these colleagues and patients as well as hopefully something to offer and I look forward to an ongoing partnership with the communities that Project Hamrahi gives me the opportunity to visit.

Hippocratic film applauded across Australia

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With only one city remaining in the Australian launch of the biographical documentary, Hippocratic, it is clear that the film has had great impact here.

One important feature has been the opportunity for Q&A after the movie, where audience members have a chance to delve deeper into the issues raised in the film, such as trying to understand the distressing ongoing shortage of morphine, an essential medication in pain management, a shortage that affects over 80% of the world’s population.

This issue alone should galvanise us to action, to demand change and accountability. However, long time advocates in this field know only too well how difficult it is to bring about change and improvements here.

Films such as Hippocratic are too few and APLI thanks Moonshine Movies for their commitment to contributing to change in a creative and positive way.

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