HPCA Conference 2015: MEC & Minister of Health in full support of Palliative Care

Categories: In The Media.

Both were in full support of hospice and palliative care and believed that it was wrong that patients should wish for death to alleviate their pain. Government health bosses are pushing for easier and wider access to painkilling morphine for terminally ill patients in South Africa.Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, an expert in palliative care, said nurses needed the authority to administer the drug.

The three day conference was a great success and was attended by delegates from countries such as United States of America, UK, Botswana and Uganda.ehospice South Africa will be publishing interviews with some of these delegates soon.

There was good media coverage which can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

1.       http://citizen.co.za/792694/nurses-should-be-allowed-to-dispense-morphine-mec/

2.       http://www.iol.co.za/dailynews/news/push-for-access-to-morphine-1.1925383#.VhTbOysnKex


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