“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

Elsewhere in the Palliverse – Weekend Reads

photo by David Mao itsdavoHere’s the latest collection of reads for your weekend, with palliative care news from around the world, research and social media advice, and a palliative pet care story. As always, please enjoy and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Today is World Refugee Day, at a time when world refugee numbers are at their highest since WWII. A new Palliative Care in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (PALCHE) network has launched to help address the unmet palliative care needs of the world’s >60 million refugees. Read about it (and find out how to get involved) at ehospice.

Happy 10th Birthday, Pallimed! Continue reading