Call for support for Russian physician prosecuted for helping a patient in pain

ehospice_130604ehospice add their voice to those of doctors, medical professionals, and concerned citizens standing in defense of Alevtina Petrovna Khorinyak, a general practitioner with fifty years of experience, working at Polyclinic No.4 (group practice) in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

On 27 April 2009 Dr A Khorinyak wrote out two prescriptions for tramadol for Victor Sechin, a terminally-ill cancer patient. The patient was suffering from intractable pain and Dr Khorinyak provided two prescriptions for tramadol, despite the fact that the patient did not reside in the service area of Polyclininc No. 4…read more

From ehospice International edition.