It was such a pleasure to welcome our first Cairdeas faculty of 2007 last month. Judith Smith is a very experienced Macmillan nurse who is at present working on a project to implement an end-of-life care pathway (Liverpool Care Pathway). She also spent 5 months teaching in the IPM, Calicut 2 years ago. Ismay Palmer is also an experienced Macmillan nurse who has spent a year in Tunisia and is now preparing to go back there to support palliative care training and development. Here they are after a long international flight - and immediate bonding!! Angela Pick, Judith's longtime friend from Australia, was also able to join us for a week on her travels. Here are some excerpts from Judith's thoughts and impression of her recent visit.
'The last three and a half weeks have been an exciting and memorable time...We arrived first in Cochin before travelling to Calicut. There we were joined in Calicut by Shakila Murali who is the lead palliative care nurse in Vellore and with whom we would be training in the second phase of the trip. We had three well attended and successful teaching sessions with nurses, many of whom were old friends...An overnight train trip to
My thanks to Judith and Ismay, the place is much quieter without you. Your hard work and generous friendship was a great encouragement and blessing.