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IAHPC Hospice Palliative Care News Digest, September 2021

AYUSH & Integrative Medicine in Uttar Pradesh sent us this photo of an International Women’s Day function it organized this year. Read more about the organization in Meet Some of Our Lifetime Members. Photo used with permission.

Table of Contents

Katherine Pettus, our new Senior Advocacy Director, and Genevieve Napier, our new Senior Operations Officer

Message from the Chair & Executive Director  Why World Hospice and Palliative Care Day matters, and details of a shakeup in the roles of some of the IAHPC team.
Policy & Advocacy  Dr. Katherine Pettus lists the many upcoming events where IAHPC has a presence. Also, an 8-module Introduction to Advocacy course for members, created by Dr. Pettus, kicks off with a freely available overview of palliative care advocacy.

  • Latin America has achieved significant advances in palliative care, reveals a secondary analysis of ALCP’s Atlases. América Latina ha logrado importantes avances en materia de cuidados paliativos, revela un análisis secundario de los Atlas de la ALCP.
  • The list of 30 IAHPC Scholars selected for 3 upcoming conferences.
  • Webinar series on children’s palliative care begins Sept. 16
  • Winners of our Photo Contest will be announced in the October issue.
  • Become an IAHPC book reviewer!
  • New terms in Pallipedia & Top 10 searches last month
  • What’s new in the IAHPC Calendar
  • New listings in the IAHPC global directories
A winning team: SANAD and Khartoum Oncology Hospital in Lebanon.

News from our Partners/Other News

  • Pallium India’s Sukh-Dukh Helpline aids callers with emotional distress
  • ICPCN and WHPCA’s online toolkits to prepare for “Hats and Masks On for Children’s Palliative Care” and World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
  • APHN’s 20th anniversary: a poetry collection written by health care workers on the topic of death, and an opportunity to share your memories
  • Also: A Grief Handbook to benefit the South Africa Hospice Association, and free ICU grief training for clinicians now available in French as well as English

Featured Story  IAHPC Board Member Dr. Nahla Gafer describes the journey of one patient in Sudan, and delivers glowing reports from hospital clinicians who took a SANAD course created after interviews with the hospital’s administrators and staff.
Introducing…  Yathu Hospice, Malawi
IAHPC Book Reviews  IAHPC invites those interested in doing book reviews to contact Newsletter Editor Alison Ramsey; a sampling of titles is provided.
Lessons from the Literature
Under My Microscope  IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana selects an article on medical management of malignant bowel obstruction.
Media Watch: Nursing  Barry Ashpole compiles a selection of articles: a nurse-led telephone PC program, 28 end-of-life care practices endorsed by Australian nurses, and PC nursing in Oman.

Dr. Jennifer Ong

Meet Some of Our Lifetime Members  Dr. Jennifer Ong in Australia and Dr. Piyush Gupta in India.
Membership Matters

  • Individual membership breakdown by educational credentials
  • Members’ Impact
  • Members in this month’s newsletter
  • New & Renewing Members’ List

Members making an impact: Rachel Coghlan, Chamath Fernando, Gary Rodin, and Nahla Gafer.

List of Donors