Dr Margie Venter, journeyed from oncology to palliative medicine, finding her niche. Read about what palliative care means to her.
Dr Julia Ambler, a paediatric palliative care doctor is co-founder of children’s hospice Umduduzi in KZN. She shares her journey to palliative care.
In a short series of blogs we will be introducing you to the board of Palprac, all palliative care doctors in South Africa.
What and why do they do what they do?
Think of palliative care as a fundamental level of support to a cancer patient and their loved ones. Contrary to popular belief that it’s associated with end-of-life care alone, this medical approach improves quality of life – through pain and symptom management – at any stage of a cancer journey.