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IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, March 2022

Table of Contents

Message from the Chair and Executive Director  Lukas and Liliana on the impact of armed conflicts on health care, and a study whose results undercut arguments for euthanasia and PAS.

Some of the IAPCON IAHPC Scholars

Tribute to Cynthia Goh, 1949-2022  A tribute to Dr. Goh: a tireless advocate instrumental in establishing palliative care in Singapore and beyond.

Policy & Advocacy  Advocacy advances in a nutshell: much happened in February!

Grants in Action  IAHPC Scholars report on their experiences at IAPCON 2022.


  • Free Webinar series to advance LancetCommission recommendations on PC.
  • Module 4 of IAHPC Advocacy Course online in March.
  • Getting Started has been translated into Greek.
  • Reminder: April deadline looms for scholarship applicants to Bruges conference.
  • Top 10 Pallipedia searches
  • What’s New in the IAHPC Calendar
  • New Listings in the IAHPC Global Directories

Member & other news  Roadmaps for PC in Kazakhstan are underway; UHC is theme of World Health Day; videos for PC trainers; a virtual health symposium on PC; ICPCN short courses on pediatric care; CAPC calculator updated; APHN book combines art and self-care; To the Unknown God reaps multiple film awards.

Featured Story  Latin America, this is your opportunity! Spain’s palliative care provider, CUDECA [short for cuidados del cancer], expands in a big way into palliative care training.

Dr. Douglas Bridge


Profile of a Palliative Care Pioneer  Dr. Douglas Bridge on spirituality in palliative care and life with Parkinson’s disease.

Book Reviews  Palliative and Serious Illness Patient Management for Physician Assistants, reviewed by Madonna R. Bacorro. Also, a new edition of Palliative Care Perspectives is released, plus Roger Woodruff’s review of the original.

Lessons from the Literature

Under My Microscope  Continuous deep sedation: does it shorten life? IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana’s selected article begins to answer the question.

Winifred Otoo


Media Watch  Barry Ashpole selects articles from his weekly report, Media Watch.

Membership Matters

  • One member’s story: Winifred Otoo, from Ghana.
  • Members’ Impact
  • Members in This Month’s Newsletter
  • New & Renewing Members’ List

Last Month’s Donors

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