In Cali, as in many other LMIC cities, there is a general need for a palliative care training programme, focused on primary health professionals.
To increase the number of professionals trained in basic palliative care.
This goal has been achieved through a virtual diploma course hosted on the eCancer platform, made available to primary care health professionals in the city. In addition, the local team have designed and edited a document to accompany the course and developed a synchronous virtual session to evaluate clinical cases. This entire process was endorsed by Cali’s health authorities.
More than 80 health professionals have been trained in basic palliative care and a reinforced working group has been consolidated with the main academic and palliative care institutions in Cali.
Palliative care training course developed and implemented.
The course provided me with a much-needed update on new approaches to palliative care. As well as stressing the reality that every cancer is different, we have come to understand the key role of social, religious and family support.