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11th annual meeting of EuroPharm Forum : report on a WHO meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark 3-5 October 2002
EuroPharm Forum. Annual Meeting (11th : 2002 : Copenhagen, Denmark); World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )

EuroPharm Forum was founded in 1992. This is a Report of the 11th Annual Meeting, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, in October 2002. 70 participants from 26 countries participated in the meeting, which consisted of a business and professional session, including reports of activities during the past year, together with proposals for future activities. The meeting included a public symposium on future aspects of pharmacy practice in the light of WHO policies. During the business part of the meeting, elections were held for new officers and members of the Executive Committee and Ms Maja Jakīevac-Mikīa, Croatia, handed over the presidency to Ms Eeva Teräsalmi from Finland. The Forum approved a position paper on the role of the pharmacist in palliative care and decided upon a strategy to strengthen and further develop the project work and. The Forum also welcomed that extra funds have been obtained from WHO to establish a new twinning arrangement between the Czech Republic and Ireland to facilitate the implementation of the patient education campaign "Ask about your medicines". The professional part of the annual meeting consisted of the symposium Health as a Human Right and 6 project workshops on Ask about your medicines, Asthma services, Diabetes care, HIV/AIDS, Hypertension management and Smoking cessation

Alivio de los síntomas en el enfermo terminal
World Health Organization ( 1999 )
Alivio del dolor en el cáncer
World Health Organization ( 1987 )
Alivio del dolor y tratamiento paliativo en el c'ancer : informe de un Comité de Expertos de la OMS [se reuni'o en Ginebra del 3 al 10 de julio de 1989]
WHO Expert Committee on Cancer Pain Relief and Active Supportive Care; World Health Organization ( 1990 )

En este informe un Comité de Expertos de la OMS analiza el tratamiento paliativo que necesita el paciente con cáncer y explora las causas por las cuales a menudo se le niega ese tratamiento. Además, se argumenta que el tratamiento paliativo, que tiene por objeto controlar el dolor, tratar otros síntomas físicos, y proveer apoyo psicosocial y espiritual, debe formar parte integral del tratamiento del cáncer. Se analiza asimismo la necesidad de promulgar leyes que permitan aumentar la disponibilidad de medicamentos analgésicos, la de ofrecer educación relacionada con el tratamiento paliativo, y la de establecer políticas nacionales que orienten la aplicación de programas de tratamiento paliativo. Entre los temas éticos analizados se incluyen el tratamiento destinado a prolongar la vida, la equidad en el uso de recursos limitados, y el derecho de todo paciente a un tratamiento eficaz de alivio del dolor. Se destaca que la forma más efectiva de mejorar la calidad de vida de los pacientes con cáncer consiste en aplicar los conocimientos ya existentes acerca del control del dolor y otros síntomas. El tema central de las numerosas recomendaciones del Comité es la necesidad de que se lleven a cabo esfuerzos concertados y coordinados a nivel nacional e internacional para promover la investigación, la educación y la concienciación del público en todos los aspectos del tratamiento del enfermo en fase terminal

Alivio del dolor y tratamiento paliativo en el cáncer infantil
World Health Organization ( 1999 )
Assuring availability of opioid analgesics for palliative care : report on a WHO workshop, Budapest, Hungary 25-27 February 2002
World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2002 )

Regulatory problems in making opioid analgesics available and a series of policy and professional barriers often prevent proper treatment for people who suffer from severe pain. Over 40 experts from Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland and Romania, along with experts from WHO and other organizations, attended the Workshop to evaluate national policies for opioid control and to develop action plans to improve the availability of these drugs for palliative care in their countries. The participants discussed the changes that might need to be made in laws and regulations or drug distribution to achieve this goal. They recognized the need to balance the regulatory requirements for control with the need to make opioids accessible for appropriate pain relief. The participants urged governments to ensure the accessibility of opioids for their population while complying with all international regulatory obligations

Better palliative care for older people / edited by Elizabeth Davies and Irene J. Higginson
Davies, Elizabeth; Higginson, Irene J; World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe ( 2004 )

Most deaths in European and other developed countries occur in people aged over 65, but relatively little health policy concerns their needs in the last years of life. As life expectancy increases, the number of people living to older ages is also increasing in many countries. At the same time, the relative number of people of working age is declining and the age of potential caregivers is increasing. Palliative care is therefore of growing public health importance. Older people have traditionally received less palliative care than younger people and services have focused on cancer. This booklet is part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe's work to present evidence for health policy- and decision-makers in a clear and understandable form. It presents the needs of older people, the different trajectories of illnesses they suffer, evidence of underassessment of pain and other symptoms, their need to be involved in decision-making, evidence for effective palliative care solutions, and issues for the future. A companion booklet entitled "Palliative care - the solid facts" considers how to improve services and educate professionals and the public

Cancer : prévention et lutte
Conseil exécutif, 114 ( 2004 )
Cancer control: report by the Secretariat
Executive Board, 114 ( 2004 )
Cancer pain can be relieved / Pamela M. Sutton, Sher Mohammad Khan & Mahmuneer Khan
Sutton, Pamela M; Khan, Sher Mohammad; Khan, Mahmuneer ( 1990 )
Cancer pain relief
World Health Organization ( 1986 )
Cancer pain relief and palliative care : report of a WHO expert committee [meeting held in Geneva from 3 to 10 July 1989]
WHO Expert Committee on Cancer Pain Relief and Active Supportive Care; World Health Organization ( 1990 )

Considers what can and should be done to comfort patients suffering from the distressing symptoms of advanced cancer. Prepared by nine renowned experts in oncology, neurology, pain management and nursing care, the book draws together the evidence and arguments needed to define clear lines of action, whether on the part of the medical and nursing professions or in the form of national legislation. Throughout, arguments for palliative care take their force from the magnitude of unrelieved suffering currently borne by the majority of terminally ill patients. Although methods for the relief of pain are emphasized, other physical, psychological, and spiritual needs for comfort are also included in the reports comprehensive recommendations. The concept of palliative care is explained in terms of its concern with quality of life and comfort before death, emphasis on the family as the unit of care, dependence on teamwork, and relationship to curative interventions. Subsequent sections concentrate on measures for the relief of pain and other physical symptoms, the psychosocial needs of the patient and family, and the need for spiritual comfort. A section devoted to ethics provides several important statements concerning the legal and ethical distinction between killing the pain and killing the patient, and the need to recognize the limits of medicine

Cancer pain relief and palliative care in children
World Health Organization ( 1998 )
Cancer prevention and control
Executive Board, 114 ( 2004 )
Cancer prevention and control
World Health Assembly, 58 ( 2005 )
Cancer prevention and control: report by the Secretariat
World Health Assembly, 58 ( 2005 )
Cancer relief : India / report on the fourth lecture tour to cancer patient settings in India of Gillian Burn, January - March 1992
Burn, Gillian; World Health Organization. Cancer and Palliative Care Unit ( 1993 )
Cancer relief : India / report on the third lecture/visit to cancer patient settings in India of Gillian Burn
Burn, Gillian; World Health Organization. Cancer and Palliative Care Unit ( 1993 )
Colaboración dentro del sistema de las Naciones Unidas y con otras organizaciones intergubernamentales: informe conjunto de la Directora General y del Presidente de la Junta Internacional de Fiscalización de Estupefacientes
Asamblea Mundial de la Salud, 60 ( 2007 )
Collaboration à l’intérieur du système des Nations Unies et avec d’autres organisations intergouvernementales : rapport commun du Directeur général et du Président de l’Organe international de Contrôle des Stupéfiants
Assemblée mondiale de la Santé, 60 ( 2007 )
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