LIFE Before Death #1: Conspiracy of Silence
Short Film 1 of 50 in the LIFE Before Death documentary series about the global crisis in untreated pain and the dramatic life changing affect palliative care services can deliver to patients and their families around the world.
Conspiracy of Silence exposes the needless implementation gap responsible for the suffering of millions of people around the world today. Lack of political will and general awareness of this pressing humanitarian cause are blamed for the appalling situation where 80% of all people lack adequate access to essential pain medicines like morphine.
Pain and palliative care activists call for urgent change to this very treatable problem and challenge us to speak up for those less fortunate who have no voice and whose suffering is mute.
Featuring Mary Callaway (USA), Dr MR Rajagopal (India), Dr Betty Ferrell (USA) and Dr Henry Ddungu (Uganda).