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IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, August 2022

IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, August 2022This image is from a video created as the summary findings of IAHPC member Dr. Mary Jane Bates’s PhD dissertation. Illustrated by Emily Mills, the video premiered at the 2022 EAPC Research Awards. Used with permission. Copyright: Mary Jane Bates.
Table of ContentsDear Readers  An amazing intervention & an unhappy truth: we need your support now more than ever.Policy & Advocacy  Joined at the hip: international drug policy & essential palliative care medicines.IAHPC NewsIncredible Response to Information-Packed IAHPC Pain Course.Meet IAHPC Scholars attending PHPCI 2022.Coming Up  Member survey on MAiD; course on the assessment and treatment of physical symptoms other than pain.Reminder  August application deadlines for APAD Program & ALCP congress scholarships.What’s New in the CalendarTidbits  Palliversations video series launched; an illustrated video on palliative care & poverty reduction; and a global survey on end-of-life care for LGBTQ+ people.Featured Story  A peek into modules 4 through 6 of IAHPC’s Comprehensive Pain Assessment and Management Course: opioid therapy & rotation, neuropathic & musculoskeletal pain.Book Review & New on the Shelf  His Voice, by Rime Pande, reviewed by Dr. M.R. Rajagopal. Plus: A selection of recently published books on palliative care.Lessons from the LiteratureOn My Radar  Barry Ashpole has a new focus when culling palliative care journals: end-of-life care for underserved & vulnerable populations.Membership MattersNew & Renewing Members’ ListLast Month’s Donors