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Okuyamba (2012)

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A small band of palliative care nurses work tirelessly to ease the pain and suffering of AIDS and cancer patients, dying deep in the rural villages of Uganda.

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Ted Mandell, Mike Wargo
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Credited cast:
Jacinto Amandua Jacinto Amandua ... Himself
Elise Ayers Elise Ayers ... Herself
Joseph Kigula Joseph Kigula ... Himself
Rose Kiwanuka Rose Kiwanuka ... Rose Kiwanuka
Anne Merriman Anne Merriman ... Herself
Faith Mwangi-Powell Faith Mwangi-Powell ... Herself
Carla Simmons Carla Simmons ... Herself
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A small band of palliative care nurses work tirelessly to ease the pain and suffering of AIDS and cancer patients, dying deep in the rural villages of Uganda.

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Country:

USA | Uganda

Language:

English

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August 2012 (USA) See more »

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Hospice Foundation See more »
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This should be a must-watch for anyone in health care
2 June 2016 | by slwtwistSee all my reviews

This short documentary details the lives of palliative care workers in Uganda. These nurses and health care workers do amazing work with very few resources. Their patients are often located miles away from roads, many of which are barely passable. The caregivers provide not only health care and pain relief but do so in a manner that enhances the patient's dignity and humanity.

It amazes me the amount of comfort and care that can be conveyed without resorting to high-tech machinery and diagnostics. I think the American medical community could learn a lot from spending time with these health care workers.


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