Children’s Palliative Care is in crisis. Today, the 8th October, is HatsOn4CPC (children’s palliative care) day. It is an awareness day with the theme #LeaveNoOneBehind. While even adults are being left behind, especially in rural and impoverished areas, the plight of children living with serious illness is desperate. In her recent article in the Daily […]
Uncontrolled pain is probably the most troubling symptom that can chip away at one’s quality of life. It affects all aspects of living: mobility, appetite, sleep, mood relationships and well-being. Pain can be effectively managed with the support of your palliative care team or other healthcare providers. Sometimes medication is needed, making adjustments until […]
Jayne experienced the effects of poor communication skills whilst going through cardiac surgery at the age of 8. “I would see this group of stiff, white jacketed doctors standing at the end of my bed talking amongst themselves and occasionally holding up a black x-ray to the light before striding over to my bedside and […]
During Lunch with Pippa Hudson on Cape Talk 567, in her Family Matters slot, Pippa discusses the importance of palliative care with Dr Margie Venter.
Patients and their families facing serious illnesses should be offered an extra layer of skilled, medical support called PALLIATIVE CARE. This should be the norm, from the time of diagnosis. This is not happening in the private healthcare sector. Why not and is there a solution?
Mental distress during Covid amongst health care workers, for one reason or another, is significant. Read how one doctor benefited from the help that is out there.
How can we ensure dignity within the time of Covid? Read what Dr Raksha Balbadhur’s has to say.
Read why Palliative Care is ideally suited to meet the needs of patients during the Covid-19 pandemic.