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IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, August 2021

Table of Contents

  • In Memoriam—Dr. Roger Woodruff  Lukas and Liliana dedicate their usual message to a memorial for IAHPC’s cofounder, first president, and prolific book reviewer, Dr. Woodruff, who died on July 18. A short biography is accompanied by remembrances from cofounders as well as former and current IAHPC Board members.
  • Policy & Advocacy  IAHPC participates in the CICAD (Inter-American Drug Abuse Control) meeting. Dr. Katherine Pettus asks readers to help IAHPC advocate for solutions to the failed “supply control” method.
  • Guest Advocacy Column  Palliative care development in Burkina Faso: a mid-term report by Hospice Burkina.
  • News
    • The first published results from the fledgling Global Palliative Care Database on first consults.
    • Last chance to send your snapshots! The IAHPC Photo Contest deadline is August 31.
    • Top 10 Pallipedia terms
    • What’s New in the IAHPC Calendar
    • New listings for the IAHPC Global Directories: educational programs and institutions/organizations.
  • Grants in Action  Two attendees from Ghana report on a Palliative Care Initiators Course held in Uganda in May.
  • Featured Story  Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar, chair of India’s COVID Care Centre, describes the terrifying difference between the two surges.
  • IAHPC Book Reviews  are on hiatus after the loss of reviewer Dr. Roger Woodruff, who wrote 979 reviews for this newsletter during his decades of service.
  • Lessons from the LiteratureUnder My Microscope  IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana selects an article on management of depression in palliative care.

    Media Watch: Lessons learned from COVID-19  Research that helps us move forward—from North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific—in Barry Ashpole’s monthly roundup.

  • Meet Some of Our Lifetime Members  Dr. Esther Munyoro in Kenya, and Hospice Africa Uganda.
  • Membership Matters
    • A Deeper Dive… into the geographical breakdown of IAHPC’s membership in Europe.
    • Members’ Impact
    • Members in this month’s newsletter
    • New & Renewing Members’ List
  • List of Donors