The goal of the project is to enhance and further develop effective palliative care services in the hospitals and at homes in Khorog city and Shugnan district of GBAO during eight months in 2013 and 2014 for cancer patients with stage III and IV cancer.
Project objectives include:
- Enhancing and further developing home palliative care services;
- Further developing palliative care services in the Oblast Oncology Centre of GBAO in Khorog city;
- Enhancing professional capacities of the staff on the Oblast Oncology Centre through the training of one doctor and one nurse on palliative care at the Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Studies in Minsk (Belarus).
The project is expected to have both short- and long-term results.
In the short-term, the project will provide complex at home palliative care services to at least 25 patients living in Khorog city and Shugnan district of GBAO and at least 50 of their relatives. Also, palliative care will be provided in the Oblast Oncology Centre of GBAO (Khorog city) to 40 patients and their relatives (80 persons). Social recovery services are provided (hospitalization of the palliative care patients for the terms of 14 days at least). In addition, the project has enhanced professional capacities of the staff are enhanced – 2 employees of the Oblast Oncology Centre of GBAO – 1 doctor and 1 nurse – have attended qualification training on palliative care in the Medical Academy for Post-Graduate Studies in Minsk (Belarus).
As part of the long-term effects of the project, the specialists from the Oblast Oncology Centre of GBAO are currently rendering and will continue to render comprehensive palliative care services to the patients and their relatives in Khorog city, Roshtkala and Shugnan districts of GBAO. Patients of any clinical stage in need of palliative care and living in any settlement of GBAO will receive quality palliative services in the Oblast Oncology Centre of GBAO, and their relatives will also receive relevant support and training on basic palliative care methods. The specialists who attended the trainings will also be able to apply their knowledge and skills in practice in the daily work and also share their knowledge with colleagues.
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