PACED
Supporting the advance of palliative care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
PACED
Supporting the advance of palliative care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
PACED
Supporting the advance of palliative care in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
PERSPECTIVES ON PALLIATIVE CARE
Read our latest feature where practitioners and experts discuss how to expand the provision of high quality palliative care in the EECA region. This month, Anna Gorchakova from Belarus looks at the role of NGOs and the importance of education in building a paediatric palliative care system.
Modern medicine continues to find new ways
to treat illness, but for each of us a time will come when
the path is uncertain or the end comes into sight.
When that time arrives and someone is suffering – physically, psychologically or in another way – palliative care can provide care beyond cure. Like all good healthcare, palliative care depends on professionals having the knowledge and skills to understand and respond effectively to each individual's needs.
Psychological
Physical
Social
Spiritual
Four elements
of palliative care
die each year in need of palliative care and pain relief
Nearly 2.5 million children
each year in low and middle income countries need palliative care
48 million people
per capita to provide essential pain relief medicine and equipment in low and middle income countries
It costs under $3
Nearly 2.5 million children
48 million people
It costs under $3
each year in low and middle income countries need palliative care
die each year in need of palliative care and pain relief
per capita to provide essential pain relief medicine and equipment in low and middle income countries
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