Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine (PHCFM), Professor Robert Mash, interviews one of the co-authors, Rene Krause, on the recent article published in the scholarly journal.
Background: The South African National Policy Framework and Strategy on Palliative Care (NPFSPC) recommends that when integrating palliative care (PC) into the health system, a PC indicators tool should be used to guide clinicians to recognise a patient who should receive PC. The policy document recommends ‘a simple screening tool developed for use in South Africa that would assist healthcare professionals (HCPs) to recognise patients who may have unmet palliative care needs’.
Aim: This research study sought to develop South African consensus on indicators for PC to assist clinicians to recognise a patient in need of PC.
Authors: Rene Krause, Alan Barnard, Henriette Burger, Andre de Vos, Katya Evans, Lindsay Farrant, Nicki Fouche, Sebastiana Kalula, Jennie Morgan, Zainab Mohamed, Eugenio Panieri, Tasleem Ras, Peter Raubenheimer, Estelle Verburg, Kirsty Boyd, Liz Gwyther
Read the article online: https://bit.ly/3CtpXBN
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