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Cairdeas Annual Review 2010-11
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- February 2012 includes ...
- Focus on Cairdeas Scholarships.
- An interview with nurses who are studying for the Diploma in Palliative Care at Makerere University.
- Lesley Henson recounts her first few months as clinical lecturer in Kampala.
- November 2011 saw individuals and organisations from five different countries come together to present training using the Palliative Care Toolkit.
- May 2011 includes ...
- Jo Dunn describes how she became involved with Cairdeas, and the great work she is doing helping to teach the degree course along with her clinical work.
- Cairdeas continues to work with our partners here to deliver palliative care training to a range of health workers.
- June 2010 includes ...
- As well as the start of the B.Sc. in palliative care, Professor Scott Murray reports on his recent visit as part of a possible joint venture between several universities to carry out research in Kampala to address some of the issues relating to the provision of palliative care in an African setting.
- We have started to work with the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
- September 2009 includes ...
- Mhoira Leng reports on her first year as Head of the Pallaitive Care Unit at Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala.
- And the recent visit of a team to Mizoram in north-east India.
- October 2008 includes ...
- World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
- The theme for World Hospice & Palliative Care Day this year is that hospice and palliative care should be recognised as a human right.
Events that Caideas was involved with at the time were our Civic Reception in Aberdeen, and Mhoira addressing a a joint meeting of the Cross-Party Groups on Palliative Care and on International Development at the Scottish Parlaiment.
- June 2008 includes ...
- Judith Smith's visit to India
- 'It was with great excitement that I embarked on my fourth trip to India, to work in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. ... it was a great trip with some really good outcomes, and I feel privileged to have been able to visit that wonderful country again, and to make my small contribution to meeting the huge palliative care need in India.'
- November 2007 includes ...
- Focus on Africa
- Palliative care in Africa began in a small way in the 1980's in Zimbabwe followed by hospices care in Capetown (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya) and Kampala (Uganda). The latter was founded by Dr Anne Merriman OBE who sought to develop a model of palliative care that was African in context and affordable. It has been a great success with a thriving clinical programme as well as an impressive education department.
- October 2006 includes ...
- It is a beautiful land that has been ravaged by tribal conflict culminating in the genocide of 1994. The country is doing much to rebuild with evidence of planning and development. Palliative care is in it s infancy. Last year, following some initial training, the Palliative Care association of Rwanda was formed and is trying to complete a government registration process.
- June 2006 includes ...
- Focus on chronic oedema
- Kenny is a Macmillan nurse from Elgin with more than 25 years experience, especially in community care and the management of chronic oedema. During his visit, he conducted 2 short courses in chronic oedema for experienced nurses in Cochin and Calicut. The aim was to develop their skills and support them to become trainers in turn.
- March 2006 includes ...
- India ...
- Palliative care in India began with a hospice in Mumbai in the 1980s. However it was not until the 90s with the development of an Indian model for palliative care, led by Prof Rajagopal in Calicut, Kerala, that larger numbers of patients began to have access to help.
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