The biggest challenge I faced was to figure out how to use what I learnt to help the patients and apply the knowledge in my practice.
Sekgoma Memorial Hospital is blessed with a group of enthusiastic professionals who agreed to form the palliative care team . The Superintendent of the hospital and the Matrons were the first to support such a proposal.
The team consists of
Oncologist ,Nurses (2),Medical Social Worker, Home Based Care Nurse, Palliative Care Nurse, Medical Officer, Dietitian ,Pastor.
We decided to conduct palliative care OPD every 1st and 3rd Friday of every month where a comprehensive discussion is held with the patient and families.