The manager of the Public Health program of the Vidrodzhennya Foundation, Ksenia Shapoval, described why palliative patients are still forced to contact a human rights commissioner, and doctors are reluctant to prescribe drugs.
Ksenia Shapoval: "The number one problem is that physicians do not want to take responsibility, but now the doctor can prescribe or write prescription for potent painkillers, but it's his responsibility and ability to learn to make a decision, assess the level of pain, and choose a scheme."
"Since 2013, the rules for prescribing and accounting for opioids have been significantly softened. But the problem of pain is not solved yet."
"Doctors do not fear patients, so you need to teach patients to defend their rights".
"Chief doctors have to explain that they can give a family doctor or therapist a stock of prescriptions, and let them decide who should write them".
"It's easier to get a prescription and pay the full cost of drugs." Although the cancer patient has the right to free provision of anesthesia ".