ehospice looks ahead to the APCA/HPCA conference

Categories: People & Places.

Here at ehospice, we are looking forward to the upcoming APCA/HPCA conference. We are particularly looking forward to meeting up with the impressive range of palliative care workers who are coming from across the world.

To help our readers get to know some of the participants at the conference, we thought we would ask some of the participants to answer a few short questions about themselves. This week we have answers from Denise Mortlock, the Director of The Rocking Horse Project in Swaziland.

  • What is your name and current profession?

Denise Mortlock, The Director of The Rocking Horse Project in Swaziland.

  • What are the challenges in your home country to securing universal access to palliative care?

There is a lack of funding,  a lack of public information as to what palliative care entails and a lack of money for transport to facilities and medical centres. There is also a lack of communication between the medical profession, patients and NGO’s.

  • What is the one thing you are looking forward to most at the conference in September?

Hearing from other NGO’s and charities as to how they are assisting the medical profession in making life easier for paediatric palliative care cases.

Next week ehospice will have answers from Bernadette Basemera, a palliative care nurse and the Programme Officer for Education & Standards at the African Palliative Care Association. 

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