Dr Margie Venter, journeyed from oncology to palliative medicine, finding her niche. Read about what palliative care means to her.
The Practical Approach to Care Kit (PACK) supports health care workers in under served communities, in clinical decision making. In line with the South African Palliative Care Policy, clinicians are prompted to consider palliative care alongside usual care in serious illnesses.
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?
Signapps, is a low tech, efficient solution to improving care coordination and communication in the South African health care industry.
Dr René Krause gives feedback on the 6th International African Palliative Care Conference held in Kigali, September 2019. Palliative care is now considered part of Universal Health Coverage.
The first Palprac AGM was hosted on the 10th June 2019 at the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town. Members attended from all parts of the country.
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.