NEWS & VIEWS
DR ROBERT TWYCROSS VIDEO INTERVIEW ON THE HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF PALLIATIVE CARE WORLDWIDE.
July 30, 2020
We are delighted to share an exclusive video interview with PACED Trustee Dr Robert Twycross on the history and development of palliative care. The interview took place in June 2019 during an official visit to The Moscow Federal Centre of Palliative Care opening ceremony where Dr Twycross gave extensive presentations and engaged in high level meetings on palliative care.
For the full version of the interview, please click here.
July 7, 2020
In late 2019, in collaboration with the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), PACED conducted an online survey followed by telephone interviews with local palliative care champions to gain an understanding of medical specialists’ educational needs in the CIS, and in Georgia, Ukraine and the Baltic Countries. The data collected across 13 countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan) demonstrate that medical practitioners face a number of challenges including a lack of funding and an acute shortage of palliative care specialists and trainers.
The full text of the article is available on the EAPC blog.
RUSSIAN HOSPICE EDUCATION DELIVERY
June 15, 2020
PACED Foundation, in collaboration with St Christopher's Hospice, started a 3- week on-line educational session for Russian medical professionals from the Moscow Center for Palliative Care and professionals from other palliative care institutes.
The sessions will be delivered by education consultant Liz Bryan and will cover a wide range of topics related to organization of the educational process at SCH such as principal study topics, evaluation system, different formats of educational courses, selection criteria for participants and other topics.
Participants from Russia will be learning from their British colleagues on how to design and launch the sustainable educational system embedded in everyday life of palliative care services.
PACED JUNE 2020 NEWSLETTER
June 9, 2020
- News about the book "Introducing Palliative Care" edited by Dr Robert Twycross and Dr Andrew Wilcock, and first time published in Russian language,
- Useful information on funding opportunities for NGOs in the context of COVID-19 translated into Russian,
- Invitation to participate in a study on the mental health of health care professionals.
PACED APRIL NEWSLETTER
May 4, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has become the center of attention across the globe and brought about unprecedented challenges that require immediate response. Now is the time to turn these challenges into opportunities and insist on incorporating palliative care into global health care system.
Please, see the PACED April Newsletter in English and Russian languages.
PACED FOUNDATION QUARTERLY REPORT (JANUARY-MARCH 2020)
There is a short summary of PACED activities at the beginning of 2020. Huge thank you to everyone who made it possible.
SURVEY ON EDUCATIONAL NEEDS IN PALLIATIVE CARE IN CIS COUNTREIS, GEORGIA, UKRAINE AND THE BALTIC STATES
We would like to share the findings of our recent data collection regarding educational needs in PACED target countries. See the file attached.
In November 2019 PACED trustee, Nyuta Federmesser, participated in a round table meeting during her three-day visit to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
The meeting was devoted to the matters of current issues in palliative care system in the Kyrgyzstan Republic, as well as to pain relief medicine access and palliative care specialist's services.
The meeting was supported by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
In October 2019 Tbilisi hosted the 2d International Symposium on Palliative Care. International experts discussed issues related to the further development of palliative care in Georgia. As a result, a list of recommendations was forwarded to the Ministry of Public Health, as well as to the Parliament and the Governmental authorities of Georgia.
PACED trustee Dr. Robert Twycross was the guest of honour. He opened the Scientific Session of the General Assembly of the World Medical Association (WMA) with a keynote lecture on 25 October.
SUSTAINABLE PALLIATIVE CARE DEVELOPMENT IN GEORGIA
In August 2019 a new palliative care project has started up. The project is part of an educational programme and its key aim is to develop an effective and sustainable palliative care system in Georgia. The project is run by PACED in partnership with St.Christopher's Hospice, the organisation that marked the start of the modern hospice movement. St. Christopher's is renowned for its commitment to education and research as well as cooperation with specialists across the globe.
The group included health care professionals such as doctors, clinical educators, managers, and representatives of NGO. During their five-day visit, the delegates worked closely with specialists from St. Christopher's hospice and discussed such critical issues as fundraising and volunteering in hospice movement.
Medical professionals from Russia and Moldova participated in a two-week programme "Advanced Pain and Management Symptoms" in Oxford in 2019. Palliative care doctors and nurses from the Moscow Center for Palliative Care (Russia) and the Angelus Hospice Hospice Foundation (Moldova) had a chance to work closely with their colleagues at the Florence Nightingale House Hospice (Stoke Mandeville Hospital), as well as at the Duchess of Kent Hospice and Nettlebed Hospice.
Dr. Natalia Carafizi from Hospice Angelus Moldova Foundation said: "The course was short, but quite intensive. It contained a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical aspects of palliative care. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the PACED initiative making this unique programme possible and inviting our specialists in the heart of palliative care education, covering all the expenses related to the course. It is very important for the countries where palliative care is in initial stages of development to see what level of services should be tended to."
PALLIATIVE CARE IN RUSSIA AND CIS COUNTRIES
May 22, 2019
On May 22 2019 at the EAPC Congress in Berlin PACED Foundation hosted a special session "Palliative Care in Russia and CIS Countries - Developing the Education and Training Agenda". Palliative care specialists from 11 countries classified as group 3a and 3b in the World Atlas and the World Health Organisation classification gathered together to discuss the challenges in palliative care provision development they are facing daily.
The session, chaired by Dr Fiona Rawlinson (Postgraduate Course Ditrector at Cardiff University School of Medicine, and PACED Advisory Board Member), turned out to be not just an informative presentation, but also a lively and productive discussion. Delegates spoke about mutual problems, shared their countries' unique solutions in palliative care development, and made suggestions as to what are the next essential steps for palliative care development locally.