Palliative care course at the Alert Hospital, Addis Ababa

Photo of attendees at a week's palliative care course that Sue and Jamie Mumford ran at the Alert Hospital, Addis Ababa in March 2017. 20 doctors and nurses working in anaesthetics and emergency care received training in the ethos of palliative care, pain, and symptom control including prescribing morphine and communication skills. It is important that … Continue reading Palliative care course at the Alert Hospital, Addis Ababa

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Patient Story: Hewyot

Hewyot was referred to Hospice Ethiopia by an Elder Leader. 70 years old, she had extreme pain in her right lower leg. Her distress was palpable, she was shaking uncontrollably, breathing rapidly, confined to her bed, her pulse was sky high, she was dehydrated and her mouth was sore. She was also a diabetic and had … Continue reading Patient Story: Hewyot