A World in Agony: The Global Need for Pain Treatment

The Partners In Health palliative care team conducts a home visit with a patient in Neno District, Malawi.
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The Partners In Health palliative care team conducts a home visit with a patient in Neno District, Malawi. © 2012 Victoria A Smith, Courtesy of Photoshare

Intro to the Series

Part I: Palliative Pain Relief Woefully Inadequate Worldwide reveals that in much of the world, unrelieved suffering is a daily reality.

Part II: Opiophobia and High Costs: Untangling the Barriers to Palliative Care  examines the inequities in access to inexpensive opioid painkillers, and how the barriers of cost and fear might be addressed.

Part III: A Fighting Chance for Palliative Care provides ideas about a path to providing the critical services to alleviate suffering and restore dignity to those with serious illness.

 

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