Category Archives: ATOME

A journey into palliative care in Turkey: Everyone has the right to live without pain

Dr Serpil Özsezgin, Palliative Care Health Services, Turkey, explains the journey that has led to her setting up a mobile palliative care service. I worked in the ‘Painless Living Centre’ in Izmir, from 2000 to 2010 on pain management of … Continue reading

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Strengthening our understanding of ‘Access to Opioid Medication in Europe’ (ATOME): Highlights of results and achievements

Eugenia Larjow, sociologist at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany on behalf of the ATOME Consortium. The ATOME project comes to a close after five years of research and advocacy. The results strengthen our knowledge of barriers and challenges to … Continue reading

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International law and controlled opioid medicines

Dr Katherine Irene Pettus, PhD, Advocacy Officer, Human Rights and Palliative Care, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, reports on the fifth intersessional meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs. As Advocacy Officer for International Association for Hospice and Palliative … Continue reading

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Harm reduction in focus: Final ATOME conference held in Poland

Lisa Linge-Dahl, Department of Palliative Medicine, University Hospital Bonn, Germany The last of the 11 national conferences linked to the ATOME project (Access to Opioid Medication in Europe) was held at the Foksal Centre in Warsaw, Poland, on 25 April … Continue reading

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“A deeply respectful” programme: Presentation of ATOME outcomes side event 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva

Katherine Irene Pettus, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Advocacy Officer A side event at the lovely Domaine de Penthes conference room, sponsored by the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and ATOME  (Access to Opioid Medication … Continue reading

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Palliative Care at the World Health Assembly

Lukas Radbruch, Chair of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), reports from the 67th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, and explains why it’s an exciting place to be right now… Can you imagine … Continue reading

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A critical view on legal barriers and the need for trust – the ATOME Slovakia National Symposium on Access to Opioid Medication

Eugenia Larjow, sociologist at the University Hospital of Bonn, Germany, and member of the ATOME (Access to Opioid Medication in Europe) Project Management Team. Nearly 60 people participated in the ATOME conference held in Bratislava on Tuesday, 25th March 2014, … Continue reading

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