IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, October 2019
Message from the Chair and Executive Director Dr. Lukas Radbruch and Liliana De Lima report and reflect on IAHPC Member Appreciation Month, World Hospice Palliative Care Day, and September’s Oceanic Palliative Care Conference. Also, the launch of a platform to access Lancet data on access to palliative care and pain relief is imminent!
Policy and Advocacy Dr. Katherine Pettus highlights the contributions of two palliative care clinicians who contributed to international advocacy this past month: Dr. Anne Merriman, who corresponded with the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the decision to withdraw two key guidance documents on the treatment of pain and medicines policy, and Dr. María García-Baquero Merino, who represented IAHPC at the annual WHO regional meeting in Europe. Also: A nod to the International Day of Older Persons and an update on the IAHPC Online Advocacy Course.
Grants in Action A trio of reports on the impact of the Oceanic Palliative Care Conference from Traveling Scholars in Sri Lanka and Australia.
Featured Article Board member Eva Namisango describes and defines a good death from an African perspective.
UNDER MY MICROSCOPE IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana selects an article on methotrimeprazine vs. haloperidol for nausea.
MEDIA WATCH: LONG-TERM CARE Results of a New Zealand study; an instrument to assess education needs of nursing assistants; and the challenge of collaboration between nursing homes, home care, and hospitals.
Introducing… Family Health Care Association – Mary Potter Palliative Care Center
List of members New & Renewing Members