PALPRAC PalliCHAT: Dignity experience of Patients with advanced disease – a South African Perspective.
Join Dr. Raksha Balbadhur MBChB (UCT) DA (SA) Dip PallMed MPhil Pallmed as we discuss understanding the wholistic Dignity experience of Patients with advanced disease – from a South African Perspective Medical doctor of 21yrs with MPhil in Palliative Medicine UCT, with a master’s degree in understanding the dignity experience and exploring the impact of […]
Swansong: South Africa’s first online living-will service launches to support the need for advance care planning
Digital living-will start-up, Swansong, has recently launched in order to make the difficult conversations about illness, facing death, and planning a good life to the end easier. First-to-market in South Africa, Swansong offers virtual, guided end-of-life conversations and planning with expert counsellors. Over two one-hour online video sessions, a counsellor helps a client discover, clarify […]
Dr. Margie Venter PALPRAC Clinical Director enlightens us on how to inform your healthcare team on what matters most to you when facing a serious illness. Going on any journey means planning ahead. Also a cancer journey. Planning for what’s likely, but also for the what-ifs. I’ve often thought this to be a much more useful cancer […]
Clinical Director Dr. Margie Venter discusses Palliative Care on KykNet & Kie with Dr. Darren Green. Highlighting key misconceptions and important facts on Palliative Care, our multidisciplinary support, and our passion for Palliative Care within Southern Africa.
PALPRAC Chair Dr. Julia Ambler discussing Palliative Care in the context of an ongoing discussion on euthanasia. WATCH HERE: https://www.enca.com/shows/judge-yourself-dennis-davis-26-may-2022 MEDIA RELEASE – Euthanasia is not a Palliative Care practice. As the Association of Palliative Care Practitioners of South Africa (PALPRAC), we would appreciate this opportunity to respond and describe Palliative Care more comprehensively due […]
Putting the spotlight on pain management. Link to article: https://bit.ly/3sPHm22 Addressing the need for good pain management, SPOTLIGHT address this concern for many South Africans. The article address inequalities in access to pain relief, assessing pain relief and treatment. Thank you to Dr. Margie Venter and SPOTLIGHT for this publication. https://www.spotlightnsp.co.za/
PALPRAC will host our Annual General Meeting on 15 August 2022 at 19 pm. Inviting all members to confirm their attendance by registering, registration link: https://bit.ly/3AMR2PO Our chair, board, and executive team are excited to share the past year with our members as we continue to accelerate access to palliative care in Southern Africa. For […]
Palliative Care is everyone’s business. Our conference theme and collaboration by PALPRAC, Patch SA, and Hospice Care Association of SAas we present the Palliative Care Conference 2023. Lack of awareness of the multiple benefits of early referral to palliative care as well as the devastating effects of the pandemic has underscored our conference theme: Aim: To […]