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Interview with Dr. Esther Munyoro on the Stigma of Palliative Care

As part of our series to look at the stigma of palliative care in Africa, we interviewed Dr. Esther Munyoro, the head of the Pain and Palliative Care Unit in in Kenya National Referral Hospital (aka Kenyatta National Hospital)

GIPPEC: What inspired you to work in palliative care?

Dr. Munyoro: I was inspired to start the unit after suffering a lot as I tried to navigate my father through treatment of cancer of the oesophagus. I had...

Meet Vera Krejcik, Psychiatry Resident and CALM Therapy Trainee

I see no reason for my doctor to love me – nor would I expect him to suffer with me. I wouldn't demand a lot of my doctor’s time: I just wish he would brood on my situation for perhaps five minutes, that he would give me his whole mind just once, be bonded with me for brief space, survey my soul as well as my flesh, to get at my illness, for each man is ill in his...

Interview with Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell on Stigma in Palliative Care

As part of our series to look at the stigma of palliative care in Africa, we interviewed Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell, a public health expert and senior manager of complex public health programs in Africa. Dr. Mwangi Powell has more than 18 years of experience in leading, managing, implementing health programs. She worked as the founding Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association, supporting palliative care global advocacy and services development in over 20 African countries. Currently, Dr. Mwangi-Powell is...

Interview with Dr. Zipporah Ali on Stigma in Palliative Care

As part of our series to look at the stigma of palliative care in Africa, we interviewed Dr. Zipporah Ali, a palliative care physician and Executive Director of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Assoication (KEHPCA). Dr. Ali is a medical doctor with a masters degrees in palliative care. She has been working in palliative care since 1993, initially as a volunteer at the Nairobi Hospice, and later on as the Senior Medical Officer. She worked with Nairobi Hospice for 16...

Registration open for graduate course in supportive and palliative care

The “Multidisciplinary Concepts in Palliative and Supportive Care Research” course will be running again this fall.

For details about the courses and registration information, visit our education page.

Or read testimonials from students last year.

Interview with Rachel J. Freeman on Stigma in Palliative Care

As part of our series to look at the stigma of palliative care in Africa, we interviewed Rachel J Freeman, a social worker lecturer at the University of Namibia.

GIPPEC: What inspired you to work in palliative care?

Freeman: My interest in palliative care social work was inspired by a personal experience with death and dying seven years before the conceptualization of my current PhD thesis. This was when my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer...

National Aboriginal Day at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Join us this Wednesday, June 21st at the Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program’s celebration of National Aboriginal Day!

Our GIPPEC team will be presenting the report that came out of A Search for Solutions: A Gathering on Palliative and End-of-Life Care for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples, a symposium held in November 2016. A Search for Solutions brought together a diverse mix of participants and stakeholders to share their knowledge and experience of the health care contexts for First Nations,...

Building a Global Network for CALM Therapy

GIPPEC is delighted to announce the successful delivery of six CALM workshops in Chile, Italy, China, New Zealand, and Canada in 2017!  The CALM workshops bring together a diverse group of oncology professionals in psychology, psychiatry, medicine, social work, nursing, palliative and spiritual care, and more, to gain training and skill development in CALM therapy.  Participants are introduced to the rationale, theoretical foundations, content, and processes of CALM therapy. Learning is facilitated through the presentation and discussion of videotaped psychotherapeutic...

Meet Dr. Anne Lanceley

“All great literature deals with the highs and lows of human experience. If you have some resources and perspective yourself on life experience - which literature can offer- it is helpful when dealing with loss and death. Literature also provides the message of choice, human agency and overcoming difficult and grand emotion. These are the things that don’t come easy in a clinical setting but are very important.” ~ Dr. Anne Lanceley in Personal Communication.

Dr. Anne Lanceley, a nurse...

GIPPEC Symposium Report is Out!

GIPPEC Symposium Report on the access to pallliative and end-of-life CARE among First Nations, Inuit and Métis has been released. The report highlights the challenges faced by the communities, the existing strengths and resilience of the community in tackling the challenges, and recommendations on research, education and policy. 

The full report can be downloaded here.

 
 
 

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