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IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, June 2022

Orquidea Tamayo Mortera of New Zealand submitted this photo of her 102-year-old Mexican great-grandmother, Elvira, with great-grandson Itzae, to last year’s IAHPC Photo Contest. Though Elvira was at the end of life and living with severe dementia, “she became alive when the baby was put in her arms. As a good native Mexican she put the baby on her back, as that is the way she used to carry her own babies.” Photo used with permission.

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Dear Readers  It may be summer, but we’re not relaxing! Learn about our new Course on Pain Assessment and Management, news about IAHPC Scholarships, and a new job for Gena.
Plus: An editor’s note about Members’ Impact & changes to the IAHPC Newsletter.

Commentary  The state of palliative care research by Barry Ashpole, with comments from Drs. Lukas Radbruch and Eduardo Bruera.

Policy & Advocacy  The 75th World Health Assembly and more advocacy news reported by Dr. Katherine Pettus.


    • IAHPC launches Pain Assessment and Management Course, free for members, on June 21.
    • 10 IAHPC Scholarships available for the ALCP Congress, and another 10 for the McGill International Palliative Care Congress. Apply now! The benefits are real & immediate, and your chance of success is better than you may think.
  • Palliative care in the UAE webinar series.
  • Plus: Tidbits & What’s New in the IAHPC Calendar

Featured Story  Dr. Chitra Ventakeswaran on palliative psychiatry and the Home Again project.

Special Report  Training palliative care professionals from Latin America: a key focus at Cudeca’s new center in Spain. La formación de los profesionales de los cuidados paliativos de América Latina es uno de los principales objetivos del nuevo centro de Cudeca en España.

Membership Matters

  • Meet Lifetime Member Donna Huddleston
  • Members’ Impact
  • New & Renewing Members’ List

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