Dr. Abdul Shukkoor and the Edmonton Injector

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Dr. Abdul Shukkoor

Dr. Abdul Shukkoor is from Kerala, India, and worked in palliative care in Lethbridge at the time of the interview (May, 2014). He initially came to Canada from Saudi Arabia, where he became involved with end-of-life care through his work with cancer patients. After researching several countries where hospice and end-of-life research was being carried out, he decided to go to Edmonton, which had “one of the famous programs in the world.” In Edmonton (and Texas) he was involved in a research project to develop a cancer pain control device called the “Edmonton injector.”

Dr. Shukkoor graduated from medical school in India in 1984. He worked as a doctor in India and at a cancer centre in Saudi Arabia before coming to Canada to learn more about end-of-life care in Edmonton. He currently [2015] works as a palliative care doctor in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Dr. Abdul Shukkoor, arrived from India, 2007. Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 [14.05.23AAS]

Clip Context: Dr. Shukkoor graduated from medical school in India in 1984. He worked as a doctor in India and at a cancer centre in Saudi Arabia before coming to Canada to learn more about end-of-life care in Edmonton. He currently [2015] works as a palliative care doctor in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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