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Update your status today!

Update your status today!

(Nairobi, Kenya) – Sure, your Facebook status is interesting. But what about your health care status? April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day, a day to share your wishes for future health care, and to name a Substitute Decision Maker, someone who can speak for you if you couldn’t speak for yourself.  It can mean the difference between the care you want and the care you might...

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Legal Aspects in Palliative Care – The Kenya Story

Legal Aspects in Palliative Care – The Kenya Story

Legal aspects are gradually becoming part and parcel of palliative care provision in Kenya. Caring for patients at the end of life stage is a task that requires not only the consideration of the patient as a whole but also an understanding of the social, family, economic, institutional and most recently legal circumstances that surround patient care. Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care...

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Palliative Care Training of Trainers, Nyeri

Palliative Care Training of Trainers, Nyeri

Palliative care provision continues to make huge strides in the Kenyan health sector. There are currently approximately 65 public and private hospices and palliative care units across the country. All these institutions are at the forefront of providing palliative care services to patients, their families and surrounding community. As such there is always need to train and equip more health care...

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Hospice staff – the heroes of Palliative Care provision: A day in the life of Nairobi Hospice Day Care activities

Hospice staff – the heroes of Palliative Care provision: A day in the life of Nairobi Hospice Day Care activities

Thursdays are a special day at the Nairobi Hospice in the Kenyan capital. It is the day set aside for day care for the patients to meet at the institution to share experiences and talk with the staff. It is a much needed change of environment for patients. The focus is on physical, economic, spiritual, social, psychological and emotional needs of patients, care givers and their families....

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Bringing Palliative Care to the valleys of Ngong, Kajiado County

Bringing Palliative Care to the valleys of Ngong, Kajiado County

Picture your family receiving news so devastating you start to question everything in life. Well that was the case for the Ndaba family when one close relative was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The responsibility of caring for him fell upon the family and it is the ripple effect from this that led to establishment of Trinity Care Centre. A search for an ideal place for their uncle to receive...

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Strides taken in integrating Palliative Care provision in Kenya – trend setting in Nyeri, Eldoret and Homa Bay

Strides taken in integrating Palliative Care provision in Kenya – trend setting in Nyeri, Eldoret and Homa Bay

God forbid that a loved one, relative or friend is diagnosed with a terminal illness, or is elderly and requires constant health supervision at home or in hospital; it is almost a certainty that this person will at a particular time require palliative care. This form of healthcare maybe one that you are familiar with or one that is totally new to you. For many residents of Nyeri, Eldoret or Homa...

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