26-27 September 2012 in Irpin near Kyiv hosted the first National Congress of palliative and hospice care.
It considered a number of issues:
- Control of narcotic drugs in the medical sector: barriers to access to medicines and solutions.
- Palliative care for HIV-infected individuals.
- Standards of palliative care at home or in hospital.
- Features of palliative care in urban and rural areas.
- The social component of palliative care.
- Interaction of medical and social services for the organization of palliative care.
- The role of churches and religious organizations in the palliative care.
Representatives of the Association of palliative and hospice care participated in this summer event and held a number of very important meetings with a number of key national and international experts in palliative and hospice care. The result should be a better quality of the assistance to the sick and new joint projects that will hopefully help those who suffer.
As previously reported, the Association conducts activities of education, especially among professionals who provide care and the most seriously ill patients and their families. Unfortunately, it is this last group of people are not aware of their rights, opportunities, and so the value of education for them is great.
One of these measures - training in psychological and social rehabilitation of seriously ill children - took place on 25 September in Kiev. Participation rates were about 20 families who were extremely important to them advice, formed acquaintance with those who can help them, have hope for legal protection. The event was the lawyer Natalya Association, which reported on the legal possibilities, benefits, social security and others. for seriously ill people. This last event have found financial support of Australian government.

Last day of the National Congress

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