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Breaking Beautifully

Breaking Beautifully

The smell of death itself gives us the shivers, even if it is not directly related to us. We cannot attempt to stare at the gate of our local morgue leave alone drive by it with a conscious state of mind. We all experience the death of someone close to us at least once in our life time and at worst more than once. The death of a loved one could make us feel like our world has come to an end and...

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Spirituality in palliative care.

Spirituality in palliative care.

Spiritual care is defined as the care which recognizes and responds to the needs of the human spirit when faced with trauma, ill health or sadness and can include the need for meaning, for self worth, to express oneself, for faith support, perhaps for rites or prayer or sacrament, or simply for a sensitive listener.. In providing spiritual care therefore, adequate attention to patient’s sense...

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What a shoe?

What a shoe?

“A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.”― Shannon L. Alder.  Majority of palliative care patients have lost almost everything because of the state of their illness; friends, families, property, fame, dignity and other basic human rights.  Some describe their world as dark and empty, they have no one to talk to and no one to hold their hands....

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New car boosts Embu hospice initiative.

New car boosts Embu hospice initiative.

The donation of a double cabin car to Embu-mbeere hospice by the Hospice Care Kenya has scaled up its palliative care service in Embu County and far beyond. The main objectives for purchasing the vehicle was to ensure patients with life limiting illnesses no longer have pain, are taken care of spiritually, emotionally, physically and also psychologically at their homes. The hospice center has...

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We can do more!

We can do more!

Patients suffering from cancer and other life threatening illnesses undergo one of the most traumatizing and painful moments in their lives. Some die prematurely due to lack of care while for others, the efforts to seek for cure leads to financial constrains to their families. Some of the treatment modalities including chemotherapy and radiotherapy sessions that they go through are also too...

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Have you registered for the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference?

Have you registered for the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference?

With the conference date drawing closer, it is time to get your registration in for the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference. Don’t miss out – get your registration in soon! 4 reasons you need to be at the 5th International African Palliative Care Conference: A fantastic line up of highly educative sessions. Information on speakers coming soon – Click here to download the...

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