In other countries, incurable patients are treated with respect, trying to create conditions for the patient to be at home in comfortable conditions. 80% of all patients according to WHO would like to die at home.
In addition to a wide network of mobile palliative care services, in many countries a widespread relief service, a social holiday for family members, is widely developed. This means that a seriously ill patient can be relocated to palliative care facilities for a while so that the family has the opportunity to solve current household issues or rest.
On June 22, an open conversation with journalists engaged in social issues, on pain and palliative care, was held within the framework of the information campaign "Take away Rose Points". The main purpose of this event is to help journalists tell about the problem of access to pain relief, palliative care and death correctly, balanced and respectful to patients and their relatives.
The International Renaissance Foundation continues to support initiatives that promote equal access for citizens to essential medicines and appropriate treatment, including pain medications. Information Campaign #Remove the Rose Points. One of these initiatives, it is intended to update the concept of respect for human dignity in the medical sector and protect the rights of patients when it comes to the right to access to anesthesia.
In Ukraine, thousands of people need palliative care every year. And relatives every day are forced to solve both the questions of life and comfort of the patient, and "fight" for receiving anesthesia. According to WHO, with the correct use of potent analgesics, the patient can completely get rid of pain and go away with dignity. However, in Ukraine experts point out the systematic violation of the current legislation by doctors and officials and the fear of working on new standards for the appointment of potent pain medications. Campaign #Remove Rose Points - is an appeal to health and social protection managers to finally recognize the problem of caring for seriously ill patients in Ukraine and begin to really solve it.
The journalists present in the West put a number of relevant questions to the experts and received comprehensive answers, in particular: How many beds are needed to provide palliative care to all who need it? What are the reasons that physicians do not systematically prescribe anesthesia? When will the baby form of morphine appear in syrup? What training should be provided to adequately provide palliative care?