Back to basic. Wound care, what you need to know.
What is that smell? Why does it ooze so much? How often is a dressing change needed? Which product do I use and when? Let’s talk back to basic wound care. Denischka Uys is a Registered Nurse who worked on cruise ships for three years after being qualified and gaining further experience in the ICU […]
Universal Health Coverage Day | 12.12.2022
Today is Universal Health Coverage Day, promoted by the World Health Organization. Palliative care is a fundamental human right and an integral component of Universal Health Coverage. WHPCA has compiled a factsheet you can reference in your advocacy efforts as we continue accelerating access and full integration of palliative care services in the health sector. […]
Breaking bad news with Zulu speaking cancer patients.
Join Dr Louise Walker and the PALPRAC team in an informative webinar as we discuss breaking bad news in Zulu speaking cancer patients. Breaking bad news (BBN) is a common event in palliative care and communication skills are critical to good practice of the discipline. There is a dearth of guidance for communicating with African […]
Morphine Shortage in SA!
Thank you to the POWER FM lunch team for this interview with PALPRAC Chair, Dr Julia Ambler, discussing the lack of availability of morphine. Reminding us that this poses a genuine concern for patients and doctors trying to manage pain. This conversation was also highlighted on NEWS 24 – insert below, Access to morphine in the South African […]
Our community is growing!
In palliative care, the theme is always, team. Palliative care is offered by a multidisciplinary team. Depending on the patient’s needs this team typically might include a combination of a doctor, a nurse, a social worker, a spiritual counsellor, psychologist, physiotherapist, dietician, occupational therapist, and speech therapist. In 2021 PALPRAC expanded its membership base to […]
The Grief Journal
Join the PALPRAC team as we discuss Bridget’s journey with grief and the collection of assets that inspired The Grief Handbook and The Grief Course, which offers hope to those that might feel less alone during bereavement. For more information on Bridget’s book or her incredible advocacy, please visit https://bridgetmcnulty.com/ Join us online on 29 […]
Writing about grief as therapy
Today is National Grief Awareness Day. The death of someone close to us is an event we are all likely to experience. And the grief that comes along with it. For many of us, we don’t know what to do or how to deal with grief – whether it’s our own or the grief of […]
PALPRAC Webinar Series 7 September 2022
PALPRAC Members are invited to join Drs Shannon Odell and Thilo Govendar to discuss the palliative care needs of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) patients in our South African setting, with an emphasis on focusing on person-centred care rather than an algorithmic approach. Shannon Odell will discuss her research findings on the topic, which took place pre-COVID, […]