IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, March 2020
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- 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
- 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