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Association of Palliative and Hospice Care develops cooperation with the leading children's hospital "OKHMATDYT". The hospital has not yet established palliative or hospice beds, but such plans are for near future as have said the head physician Iryna Sadowyak during the meeting with our representatives. Also, since 2013, the Association, together with the Department of Palliative and Hospice Medicine of the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, trains medical staff (mostly nurses) for hospitals, especially those working in the units where they are facing seriously ill children. Our Association is involved in providing international contacts during the course, for example, some lectures are read by Polish colleagues who share their experience in hospices for children.

The postgraduate education for nurses in Ukraine is organised so that Departments of medical universities provide usually 1 month courses (with theory and praxis) on certain topics. Association together with the Department of palliative and hospice medicine have agreed with Iryna Sadowyak that we shall provide them such courses.



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