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Palliative care in Africa 

Palliative care in Africa
Chapter:
Palliative care in Africa
Author(s):

Faith N. Mwangi-Powell

, Julia Downing

, Richard A. Powell

, Fatia Kiyange

, and Henry Ddungu

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0077
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date: 12 November 2018

The agenda for palliative care in Africa the coming years is significant, encompassing the need to overcome government indifference and effect high-level policy change, training for its primarily volunteer cadre as well as orthodox preservice and inservice health workers (to include recruitment, training, and retention issues), improving societal and medical understanding and use of opioids for effective pain management, building effective linkages between relevant stakeholders (e.g. academics, oncologists, pediatricians, those working with the aged, etc.), and developing and utilizing a methodologically rigorous research base to inform service development, policy development, and, ultimately, maximize the quality of patients‘ lives.

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