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Sarah Corfe

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Silchar

Bio:

I am a registered specialist nurse who works predominantly with people who have been diagnosed with cancer, HIV or who are in the palliative or terminal phase. Recently, I was Nurse Unit Manager of a clinical assessment unit at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, a nurse-led unit focused on symptom management for cancer patients. I completed a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Nursing Practice in Cancer and Palliative Care through the University of Melbourne in 2007 and is currently undertaking my Masters in Counselling focusing on grief and bereavement.

Reflection on why I am interested in the APLI Project Hamrahi:

A sense of fairness and equality drive me in both my career and in life. Equally, time given to community service is also important to me. Project Hamrahi is, in its essense, a program that has these three values at its heart as it contributes expertise and passion to the world community. I am looking forward to providing assistance to the medical and nursing team at the Cachar Cancer Hospital in Silchar, and although I am there to educate and support for a short time I know I will also be contributing better outcomes for India in the longer term.

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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assist with training of doctors and nurses in palliative care practice in developing nations

support nurses to travel and teach as part of Project Hamrahi

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