Treat the Pain / Life before Death

In Collaboration with

International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

1. Conspiracy of Silence

About this Video

Lack of political will and general awareness of this pressing humanitarian cause are blamed for the appalling situation where 80% of all people lack adequate access to essential pain medicines like morphine.

Pain and palliative care activists call for urgent change to this very treatable problem and challenge us to speak up for those less fortunate who have no voice and whose suffering is mute.

Mary Callaway (USA), Dr MR Rajagopal (India), Dr Betty Ferrell (USA) and Dr Henry Ddungu (Uganda) provide notable quotes:

Call to Action

  • Tell several colleagues and friends to watch this video
  • Ask them who often they discuss pain with their patients & families, or with their friends
  • Share your experiences in the comments section below…

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