Monday, October 14, 2013

Health - October 12th marked the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

In today's show, we spoke to Eric Watlington – From the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa. Eric joined us on the line to talk about Hospice Palliative Care. Saturday, October 12th marked the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. The Theme was “Achieving Universal Coverage of Palliative Care: Dispelling the Myths”.  Palliative Care is defined by the World Health Organisation as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. For more information contact their offices on (021) 531 0277 or visit www.hospicepalliativecaresa.co.za

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