Table of Contents
Message from the Chair and Executive Director Much to report: Getting Started guidelines, our WHA delegates, WHO guidance on NGOs, and the membership discount.
Policy and Advocacy Up-to-the-minute reports by Dr. Katherine Pettus on: the WHO, WHA, the Stakeholder Group on Aging, workshops, and the Zambia Palliative Care Strategy.
Distributing rations during the pandemic in Kerala, India. Photo used with permission.
Featured Story Southern Kerala’s experience of mental health & palliative care during the pandemic, by IAHPC Board Member Dr. Chitra Venkateswaran.
IAHPC Book Reviews by Dr. Roger Woodruff
Palliative Care Book of the Month CHALLENGES AND CHOICES FOR PATIENT, CARER AND PROFESSIONAL AT THE END OF LIFE: Living with Uncertainty A very good discussion about end-of-life care.
TOUCHING HEARTS, GENTLY! Stories of compassion, comfort and connections beyond medicine A collection of stories about palliative care.
THE INEVITABLE: Dispatches on the Right to Die Arguments for the wider availability of assisted dying, but I wondered if she was telling the whole truth.
PALLIATIVE CARE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT: An Exploration of Guiding Frameworks for Standards and Salient Factors for its Growth An exploration of the reasons for the growth in palliative care.
Under My Microscope IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana selects a review of articles on deactivating implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
Media Watch: Education Barry Ashpole’s picks on clinical education and public awareness.
Introducing Lifetime member Near North Palliative Care Network in Ontario, Canada