IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, May 2020
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Message from the Chair and Executive Director As the pandemic progresses, we offer heartfelt thanks to everyone in the health care field, and remind decision-makers, providers, and civil society organizations of our list of COVID-19 palliative care tools and resources.
Letter to the Editor A response by authors of the Field Manual for Palliative Care in Humanitarian Crises to the book’s review in the April issue of the Newsletter.
Policy and Advocacy Katherine Pettus reports on a COVID-19 inspired collaboration between four palliative care organizations to generate informational webinars and briefing notes relevant to our membership.
Dr. Claudia Burlá
Featured Story Dr. Claudia Burlá on frailty — a common but complex condition among older adults, and an emerging global health burden with clear links to palliative care.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
DEAR LIFE: A Doctor’s Story of Love and Loss Musings of a palliative care physician, and how she dealt with her own father’s terminal illness. First class.
IAHPC App Review An interview with Dr. Romayne Gallagher on iPal Global, a free phone app designed for resource-constrained countries that puts palliative care intel in clinicians’ hands.
UNDER MY MICROSCOPE An article on COVID-19 patients and their outcomes, by a team of researchers at King’s College London, catches the eye of IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana.
MEDIA WATCH Barry Ashpole delivers a mixed bag of articles: research priorities, PC services in COVID-19, integrating oncology and PC, assessing the desire to die, and long-term care.