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Palliative care for India e-learning modules launched by ecancer

Adapted from ehospice International, 15 March 2016 article by Fiona Rawlinson, ecancer

20 open access e-learning education modules about palliative care in India were launched at the Indian Association of Palliative Care Conference, 2016, in Pune, India. The education modules aim to provide palliative care teaching to health care professionals who have just qualified and not had any prior palliative care teaching. The modules combine teaching videos of interviews, teaching sessions and lectures on specific topics, fact slides and additional materials if needed.

The modules are free and hosted on the ecancer.org website.

Issues considered in the development of the modules include the need to have the modules globally available, accurate information in the context of rapidly changing political and legal  environment, avoiding duplication and interactive approaches.

Click here to read more on the ehospice website.

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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