This module focuses on effective delivery of medication within the context of palliative care in Africa.
This VUCCnet e-learning course focuses on the core principles and best practice for delivering effective palliative care in Africa. It has been developed in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association and Cardiff University. Experts in palliative care from across Africa and the UK have contributed to ensure this module is contextualised to the sub-Saharan cancer profile and resource setting.
Please click here for ecancer's special issue focusing on palliative care in Africa, featuring five original articles from on-the-ground experts, and an editorial by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Professor Anne Merriman.
This module was published in November 2013.
This module has been developed to support the daily practice of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals in Africa.
By the end of the module, you should be able to:
List at least 3 options for symptom relief that do not involve medication.
Talk to a new colleague about a framework for assessing and monitoring symptom control in patients with cancer.
Discuss with a new junior colleague some of the usual patient and authority barriers to the use of morphine in your country.
Discuss with that same colleague strategies to addressing those barriers.
This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.
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ecancer and everyone involved in the making of this resource have no actual or potential conflict of interest whatsoever which impinges on the making, peer reviewing and dissemination of this e-learning module which was made possible by an unrestricted grant from the International Atomic Energy Agency - Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy.
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This module was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency - Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy.