“Hippocratic: 18 Experiments in Gently Shaking the World” – see the film & meet Dr Rajagopal, palliative care legend

Have you heard about the new film, “Hippocratic“, about Nobel Peace Prize nominee and global palliative care hero Dr MR Rajagopal?


From the film-makers:

Hippocratic is a feature-length film exploring the life story of this acclaimed Indian physician, Dr MR Rajagopal.  From cowardly child to fearless visionary, this compelling tale sees its hero come full-circle to rediscover the first principals of medicine.

This exquisite first-person account tells the story of an extraordinary global health leader in Dr MR Rajagopal, or Dr Raj, who is described by the New York Times as ‘the father of palliative care in India’.

Dr Raj is a small man with a big dream: a pain-free India.

His mission is to bring ethical practice to modern medicine through whole person care.  To achieve this he must provide universal access to essential, and heavily restricted, pain medicines.

Hence, this spiritual leader of ethical medicine now shares the story of his life’s work.  Reflecting on effecting change and relieving unnecessary human suffering in a country of 1.25 billion people, almost one sixth of the world’s population. Continue reading

2016 APLI Annual Forum


Are you interested in global palliative care? Australasian Palliative Link International (APLI) are holding their Annual Forum in Adelaide on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, prior to the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer meeting.

APLI are responsible for the award-winning Project Hamrahi, which links Australian palliative care clinicians with their Indian counterparts who are establishing local palliative care services. APLI says the annual forum aims “to update the healthcare community about Project Hamrahi activities, provide a networking opportunity for like-minded clinicians, allow the recruitment and training of new Project Hamrahi mentors and finally to publicise the work of APLI.” It looks like an inspiring schedule of speakers.

For more details and registration, visit the APLI website.