IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, March 2020

By chris@csa.co.za March 11, 2020 17:15
2020; Volume 21, No 2, February

IAHPC Traveling Scholars on their way to the X Latin American Palliative Care Congress in Costa Rica in March. Top row: Nineth Carolina Baltodano Algaba, Ancu Tatiana Feng Escobar, Maria Anastasia Lapetina, Carolina Neiva Guedes da Silva, Alexandra Tatiana Fernández Dávila. Middle row: Maria Susana Ciruzzi, Rafael Martinez-Sanchez, Marco Rodríguez, Maria Margarita Reyes Donoso, Ofelia Leiva. Bottom row: Júlia Drummond de Camargo, Ximena Garcia, Cecilia Elizabeth Menjivar Deras, Lorena Patricia Etcheverry, Alicia Krikorian Daveloza. They represent Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Mexico, and Nicaragua.

Table of Contents

  • Message from the Chair and Executive Director   Lukas and Liliana deliver a quick outline of protective steps against COVID-19, and a more in-depth discussion of timely, relevant issues surrounding medical assistance in dying and euthanasia, reiterating IAHPC’s position.
  • Policy and Advocacy  Our delegation to the WHO Executive Board meeting reports back with good news about palliative care mentions. Also, a few words from Pope Francis, the continuing process to craft new WHO guidelines on access to controlled medicines, and the upcoming CND and UN’s Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing meetings. And consider becoming an IAHPC delegate this spring!
  • News & Calendar
    • 6 Reasons to Visit Our Booth at the ALCP Congress! ¡6 razones para visitar nuestro stand en el Congreso de ALCP!
    • EAPC series celebrates nurses and midwives
    • Asia Pacific network launches pediatric case online forum
    • Pallipedia: 13 new definitions
    • IAHPC Calendar of Events: 14 new listings
  • Progress Report — Lebanon.  SANAD expands beyond Beirut, and beyond Lebanon, with individually tailored home hospice care programs.
  • Featured Story  Why I pay for my own lunch now: Why doctors like Lukas Radbruch, IAHPC Chair of the Board, cut all ties with pharmaceutical companies.
  • IAHPC Book Review  Dr. Roger Woodruff reviews When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End by retired U.S. radio host Diane Rehm.
  • Lessons from the LiteratureUNDER MY MICROSCOPE  IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana recommends reading an article on dexmedetomidine for pain, hyperalgesia, delirium.MEDIA WATCH: UPDATE  Barry Ashpole revisits three topics with fresh research: family caregiving, GPs, and long-term care.
  • Membership Matters
    • New & Renewing Members’ List
  • List of Donors


Alison Ramsey, Senior Editor

Alison Ramsey Senior Editor

Katherine Pettus, PhD, Advisor

Katherine Pettus PhD, Advisor

Liliana de Lima, MHA, Executive Director

Liliana de Lima MHA, Executive Director

Danilo Fritzler, Webmaster

Danilo Fritzler Webmaster

By chris@csa.co.za March 11, 2020 17:15

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