IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, July 2020

By chris@csa.co.za July 10, 2020 11:19

Table of Contents

  • Message from the Chair and Executive Director   Lukas and Liliana introduce some of the past month’s highlights: a notable podcast, continuing webinars, and a new IAHPC program to help develop global leaders in palliative care.
  • Policy and Advocacy  How global advocacy eclipsed social and geographic distances to help one very sick Filipino boy and his desperate grandmother. Also, IAHPC participation in the release of the 2020 World Drug Report at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and the release of a book of Dr. Katherine Pettus’ blogs, Global Palliative Care: Reports from the Peripheries, 2015-2020.
  • Frontline Reports  Mobile Hospice Mbarara in Uganda describes challenges during COVID-19; geriatrician Claudia Burlá, in hard hit Brazil, is a bird carrying water — one drop at a time — to her patients at home.
  • IAHPC News
    • GLAD: a new IAHPC program to foster global leaders in palliative care.
    • Synopses of 4 webinars in the global Special Series on COVID-19 and Palliative Care: pre-existing conditions, disabilities/humanitarian crises, spiritual & self-care, and telemedicine.
    • 3 new definitions in Pallipedia.
    • Events added to the Calendar.
    • In other news: WHO releases a short report on COVID’s impact on two cancer centers in Spain.; a U.S. research teams invites pediatric palliative care providers to complete a survey; an e-book/workbook to help grieving children; an open call for poems for an APHN anthology; a photo contest during COVID-19.
  • Featured Story  The Middle East is a region with widely diverse levels of palliative care provision: a network of the region’s experts is working to change that.
  • IAHPC Book Reviews

    Room 217: Music for Palliative and End-of-Life Care/Music for Life’s Journey  Recordings and other resources to integrate music into palliative and end-of-life care.

    • DEMYSTIFYING OPIOID CONVERSION CALCULATIONS. 2nd ed. A Guide For Effective Dosing  Updated and expanded, all about using opioids.
    • SURGICAL PALLIATIVE CARE: Integrating Palliative Care  Advances in the incorporation of palliative care into surgical practice.
    • REFLECTIONS ON THE INEVITABLE: Mortality at the Crossroads of Psychology, Philosophy and Health  This book is about one’s own, personal mortality or “my-death.”
  • Lessons from the LiteratureUNDER MY MICROSCOPE  An article that measured overuse of antibiotics in end-of-life care is chosen by IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana.MEDIA WATCH: TELEHEALTH  Barry Ashpole highlights telehealth with articles on key components of “webside” care — a practical table of dos and don’ts, e-family meetings, and a review assessing video consults.
  • Membership Matters
    • New & Renewing Members’ List
  • List of Donors


By chris@csa.co.za July 10, 2020 11:19

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