Saturday, March 25, 2017

Steps towards Integrative Palliative Care in the Developing World

 by Thomas Ask, John Boll Jr and Alexander Nesbitt

Treatment for suffering in low resource areas can benefit from easy access to medicines that treat pain, gasping, terminal secretions, nausea, anxiety, and delirium. Because suffering needs to be contextualized within prevailing cultural forces, individuals with communal connections with the patients must be empowered to administer these medications and provide care giving services. Additionally, designing and developing low cost medical dispensing systems allows a wider range of treatment. Artificial intelligence can be combined with voice recognition for both patient diagnosis and innovative medical products to improve efficacy of treatment.
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