Rationale For Medical Legal Partnerships In The Advancement Of Palliative Care; A Ugandan Case Study
Article by Okaka Jeremiah Emmanuel
Palliative care worldwide is not a substantially novel concept let alone foreign. However despite its active practice mostly in European and American states, the same cannot be said of Uganda. This is troubling especially given the global increase in terminal illness. This article provides an insight into pathways that can be undertaken to improve provision of palliative care as an offshoot of the right to health, emphasizing the integration of medical legal partnerships. In so doing, it paints a picture of the human rights canvas upon which palliative care may be placed at the national and international level. It seeks to highlight that lawyers at various levels can play a key role in the realization of this end-goal.