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HOSPICE ETHIOPIA FACT SHEET

Status: Registered under Charities and Societies Proclamation No. 621/2009, Certificate number 0082.

Profile: Founded in 2003, Hospice Ethiopia (HE) is an indigenous non- governmental, not-for-profit, secular, legally registered organization working in the area of comprehensive palliative care for cancer and/or HIV/AIDS patients. The aim of Hospice Ethiopia is to improve the quality of life of patients, with incurable diseases particularly cancer and/or HIV and AIDS, and the patients’ families through provision of palliative care and support services

Programs: Each patient receives comprehensive palliative care: Physicalcare, which incorporates pain and symptom control and nursing care.Social care includes food, shelter, hygiene supplies, and day care.Psychological careincludes assessing for depression, sadness, anxiety, grief, and coping management. Spiritualcareincludes pastoral, religious and medical support as needed.Hospice Ethiopia provides Home Based Care, Hospital-based care, Day Care, Bereavement Support and Training to health care professionals and community working volunteers.
Month of February 2013:

  1. Total on program at the start of the month (February): ___85____

  2. Discharges and deaths: ___09____

  3. New admissions: ___18____

  4. On program now: __58__ (A-B+C)

 DIAGNOSIS AND SOURCE OF REFERRAL

 

DIAGNOSIS OF REFERRALS AND DEATHS

Total

Remark

Cancer

HIV/AIDS

Cancer and HIV/AIDS

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

 

 

Referred from

Hospital

1

2

 

 

1

1

5

 

Self

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CVWs

1

 

3

5

 

1

10

 

Others

 

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

Discharged

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

RIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

 

2

3

3

7

1

2

18

 

 Morphine: Total numbers of patients on morphine are: __29__
Service Rendered:

Female= F Male= M
Home-based care: 46 patients: 11 cancer (10F & 1M), 7 HIV/AIDS (5F & 2M), 12 cancer & HIV/AIDS (12F), 3 bereavement support (3F), 7 comfort fund (6F & 1M), 6 medical supplies (3F & 3M). Of the 49 patients, 39 are female and 7 male in which 4 cancer patients and 1 cancer & HIV/AIDS patient deceased.

Outpatient care: 36 patients: 2 cancer (1F & 1M), 25 HIV/AIDS (18F & 7 M), 9 comfort fund (5F & 4M). Of the 36 patients, 24 are female and 12 are male.
Hospital-based care
: 13 patients: 10 cancer (8F & 2M), 3 cancer & HIV/AIDS (3F). Of the 13 patients 11 are female and 2 are male.
On Telephone follow-up: 5 patients (5 female)

Training for Health Care Professionals: 3-day workshop