Palliative care Resources

Listed below are some PUBLICATIONS and WEBSITES that are useful in palliative care


  • Adenipekun A, A. Onibokun, T.N. Elumelu, Soyannwo O.A. (2005): Knowledge and Attitudes of Terminally ill Patients and Their Family to Palliative Care and Hospice services in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice 8(1): 19-22


  • Olaitan A. Soyannwo (2007), Palliative Care and Public Health, A Perspective from Nigeria Journal of Public Health Policy 28, 56-58.


  • Olaitan Soyannwo (2007), Pioneering Palliative Care in Ibadan, Nigeria, Hospice Information Bulletin March, 2007, 10 – 11.


  • Soyannwo O A. (2009) Cancer pain management in developing countries. IASP Pain Clinical Update. Vol. XVII. Issue I


  • Olaitan Soyannwo. Pain management in Nigeria – challenges, gains and future prospects. The British Pain Society PAIN NEWS, Winter 2010: 23 – 27


  • Olaitan A Soyannwo. Enhancing effective  pain control: the role of education. Editorial, Pain Manage. 2011 1 (6) 487 – 489


  • Soyannwo O A. Interest in pain and palliative care : an African perspective. Interview. Pain Manage. 2012: 1 (2),19 – 22


  • TN Elumelu, AA Abdus‑Salam, AA Adenipekun, OA Soyanwo.  Pattern of morphine prescription by doctors  in a Nigeria tertiary hospital. Nig J Clin Pract 2012:  15 (1) 27-29


  • Olayinka A Eyelade, Ikeoluwa O Ajayi, Theresa n Elumelu, Olaitan A Soyannwo and Oluranti A Akinyemi. Oral morphine effectiveness in Nigerian patients with advanced cancer. J. Pain and Palliative care pharmacotherapy. 2012:26; 24 – 29


  • Megan O’Brien, Faith Mwangi-Powell, Isaac F Adewole, Olaitan Soyannwo, Jacinto Amandua, Elizabeth Ogaja, Mary Okpeseyi, Zipporah Ali, Rose Kiwanuka, Anne Merriman. Improving access to analgesic drugs for patients with cancer in sub – Saharan Africa. Cancer control in Africa Series 5, Lancet Oncol 2013; 14: e176–82


  • Olaitan Soyannwo, Hospice and palliative care development in West African sub-region : A review. African J. Anaesthesia and Int. care 2013;13 : 10 – 13


  • T N Elumelu, A Adenipekun, O Soyannwo, O Aikomo, S D Amanor-Boadu, O o ogundalu. Palliative experience in Breast, uterine and  cervical cancer patients in Ibadan, Nigeria. The Internet J of Pain, Symptom control and palliative care 2013: Vol 10: 1


  • Ajayi, I.O., Onibokun, A., Soyannwo, O. (2013): Breast and Cervical Cancers Awareness and Screening Practices among Rural Women in Ona-ara Local Government Area, Ibadan, Nigeria. African Journal of Biomedical Research Vol. 16. No. 2, 95-99.


  • IkeOluwa Ajayi, Oluwatomi Iken, Richard A Powell, Olaitan Soyannwo, Eve Namisango and faith Nwangi- Powell. Palliative care research in Western Africa. European J of Palliative care 2014: 21 (1) 45 – 47


  • NE Omoyeni, OA Soyannwo, OO Aikomo and OF Iken. Home based palliative care for  adult cancer patients in Ibadan – a three year review. Ecancer special Issue 8:2014; 490


  • van Gurp J, Soyannwo O, Odebunmi K, Dania S, van Selm M, van Leeuwen E, Vissers K, Hasselaar J. Telemedicine’s Potential to Support Good Dying in Nigeria: A Qualitative Study. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 1;10(6):e0126820. eCollection 2015.


  • Supporting  Adult Cancer Patients in Ibadan, Nigeria by Soyannwo Olaitan, Aikomo  Oladayo and Maboreje Ololade  May 7th 2016



1. International Association for Hospice and Palliatice Care




3. African Palliative Care Association

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