International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care At IAHPC we are dedicated to the promotion, development and advancement of hospice and palliative care throughout the world. IAHPC is a global non-profit, membership organization dedicated to the development and advancement of palliative care to assure that any patient’s and family caregiver’s suffering is relieved to the greatest extent possible.
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IAHPC works with UN agencies, governments, associations and individuals, to develop and implement appropriate policies for the inclusion of palliative care as a component of Universal Health Coverage; increase access to essential medicines for palliative care; foster opportunities in palliative care education, research and training; and increase service provision around the globe.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Roger Woodruff, IAHPC co-founder, lifetime palliative care pioneer, author, practitioner, book reviewer...
07/27/2021

In Memoriam: Dr. Roger Woodruff, IAHPC co-founder, lifetime palliative care pioneer, author, practitioner, book reviewer, colleague. https://hospicecare.com/bio/roger-woodruff/ .Roger passed on with great palliative care support, including with his family, in Australia. We will miss his incisive and informative book reviews in the newsletter. Please check them out by accessing the newsletter through our website.

In Memoriam: Dr. Roger Woodruff, IAHPC co-founder, lifetime palliative care pioneer, author, practitioner, book reviewer, colleague. https://hospicecare.com/bio/roger-woodruff/ .Roger passed on with great palliative care support, including with his family, in Australia. We will miss his incisive and informative book reviews in the newsletter. Please check them out by accessing the newsletter through our website.

Opioids for medical use are lacking globally, confirms the 2021 World Drug Report, and other advocacy news: https://bit....
07/18/2021
Policy and Advocacy - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Opioids for medical use are lacking globally, confirms the 2021 World Drug Report, and other advocacy news: https://bit.ly/3hT186x

IAHPC has been happy to make a basic advocacy course available to members and, in response to popular demand, is now developing a more skills-oriented series to be released in September. It will join other basic advocacy resources already available on our dedicated Advocacy Program webpage.

Check out updated Getting Started: Guidelines & Suggestions for those Starting a Hospice/Palliative Care Service, free d...
07/07/2021

Check out updated Getting Started: Guidelines & Suggestions for those Starting a Hospice/Palliative Care Service, free download: topics include managing new service, hospital units&teams, home care & day units, human resources, volunteers, documentation.https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/getting-started/

Check out updated Getting Started: Guidelines & Suggestions for those Starting a Hospice/Palliative Care Service, free download: topics include managing new service, hospital units&teams, home care & day units, human resources, volunteers, documentation.https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/getting-started/

We encourage you to sign up for this July 8 webinar on Ageing and Death in COVID -- includes IAHPC Board member Felicia ...
07/05/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Ageing and death in the time of covid. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

We encourage you to sign up for this July 8 webinar on Ageing and Death in COVID -- includes IAHPC Board member Felicia Knaul https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XOR3aK6dRRS-1ILKFCzYvA

Session 1: Chair: Fiona Godlee
4.10 An account of two deaths during the pandemic - Kate Clanchy (writer and academic)
4.20 Age and dying from covid-19: an international perspective - Danny Dorling (University of Oxford)
4.30 Compression of morbidity. Fact or fantasy? - Carol Brayne (University of Cambridge)
4.40 Death alone in intensive care. The ultimate Illichian death - Seamus O’Mahony (retired gastroenterologist and author of “The Way We Die Now”)

Session 2: Chair: Allyson Po***ck (Newcastle)
The “denial of death” hypothesis in the age of covid - Laura Tradii (University of Cambridge)
5.00 Terror management theory and the pandemic - Sheldon Solomon (author of “The Worm at the Core”)
Death in care homes - Bettina Husebø, (University of Bergen):
The Kerala Experience - Suresh Kumar (Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kerala)

Session 3: Chair: TBA
5.30 Inequalities in care for the dying: the world's biggest global divide? - Felicia Marie Knaul, (University of Miami, lead author of the Lancet Commission on Palliative Care and the Relief of Suffering)
5.40 Are all deaths equal? - Richard Smith
5.50 A Chronicle of deaths not foretold - George Davey Smith (University of Bristol)

Session 4: Questions/discussion: Chair: TBA
Time
Jul 8, 2021 04:00 PM in London

4.00 Welcome: Fiona Godlee (editor BMJ) Session 1: Chair: Fiona Godlee 4.10 An account of two deaths during the pandemic - Kate Clanchy (writer and academic) 4.20 Age and dying from covid-19: an international perspective - Danny Dorling (University of Oxford) 4.30 Compression of morbidity. Fact or f...

We are so proud of our Board Chair, Dr. Lukas Radbruch, who gave this incisive interview on the importance of palliative...
07/04/2021
Lukas Radbruch: The process of dying

We are so proud of our Board Chair, Dr. Lukas Radbruch, who gave this incisive interview on the importance of palliative care. Can you give palliative are this type of exposure with a media outlet in your country? Or a global media outlet? Please share widely! https://youtu.be/AHfrKJ36Zb4
https://www.aljazeera.com/program/talk-to-al-jazeera/2021/7/4/lukas-radbruch-the-process-of-dying

The palliative care specialist discusses whether health services worldwide lack compassion.

TED is hosting its second idea search of 2021 with a mission to hear big, bold ideas — this time specifically from Latin...
07/02/2021
TED Idea Search

TED is hosting its second idea search of 2021 with a mission to hear big, bold ideas — this time specifically from Latin America! Applications are open to anyone living in or descended from South America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Lets go #palliativecare colleagues! Submit your videos with bold ideas on how to relieve health related suffering!! Deadline is July 15! ALCP
https://www.ted.com/about/conferences/speaking-at-ted/global-idea-search?daily_email_062021

TED hosts global idea searches with a mission to hear big, bold ideas from every corner of the world. A select group of people from each application pool are invited to give TED Talks, either virtually or in person.

COVID in Southern Kerala, India: the impact on mental health and palliative care is the IAHPC Newsletter feature story, ...
06/27/2021
Featured Story - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

COVID in Southern Kerala, India: the impact on mental health and palliative care is the IAHPC Newsletter feature story, by Dr. Chitra Venkateswaran. https://bit.ly/3zgZjbm

Our pandemic experience in Southern Kerala has been fraught with challenges—as well as immense learning—starting with the first wave of COVID-19 and a national lockdown that led to some improvement by the end of 2020, only now to be now faced with a much, much more devastating second wave.

Please join us on Wednesday for this webinar, which will report on global, regional, and national advocacy for palliativ...
06/18/2021

Please join us on Wednesday for this webinar, which will report on global, regional, and national advocacy for palliative care and essential PC medicines. https://t.co/WiZAxGp5PM?amp=1

Please join us on Wednesday for this webinar, which will report on global, regional, and national advocacy for palliative care and essential PC medicines. https://t.co/WiZAxGp5PM?amp=1

June 16  The WHO’s new guidance for NGOs: the IAHPC executive director and advocacy officer comment, plus other importan...
06/16/2021
Policy and Advocacy - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

June 16 The WHO’s new guidance for NGOs: the IAHPC executive director and advocacy officer comment, plus other important advocacy news. https://bit.ly/3pJgZbl and https://bit.ly/3x7oY4u

May advocacy began by clarifying the Joint Action Plan on Palliative Care, which we are developing as a “live document” with the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus requested this plan at our first civil society dialogue in November 2020 and reiterated th...

Join or renew your  membership now to take advantage of 20% off! This offer runs until July 31 and is good across ALL me...
06/01/2021
Join IAHPC - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Join or renew your membership now to take advantage of 20% off! This offer runs until July 31 and is good across ALL membership categories (see prices for a one-year membership below; we also have 2-year and lifetime memberships). Sign up here: https://hospicecare.com/join-iahpc/

Individual membership from a country that is...
low-income: now just $16
middle-low: now just $40
middle-high: now just $76
high income: now just $132

Institutional membership
from a high-income country: $320
from any other country: $240

Check your country income status (as determined by the World Bank) here: https://datahelpdesk.worldbank.org/knowledgebase/articles/906519-world-bank-country-and-lending-groups

Membership options: The IAHPC has 4 different membership categories: Individuals, Undergraduate Students, Post-Graduate Students and Organizations / Institutions.

Humanized care: How Harmala Gupta’s cancer treatment while in Canada helped guide the foundation of India's CanSupport. ...
05/25/2021
Featured Story - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Humanized care: How Harmala Gupta’s cancer treatment while in Canada helped guide the foundation of India's CanSupport. What made this big impact? Find out in the May Newsletter’s feature story! https://bit.ly/34dCjf1

In 1987, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. At the time I was completing a PhD at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Accompanying me were my husband and three-year-old son. How I wished I were back home, in India! Now I know that it was the right place for me to be at the time. I brought...

Register here for this webinar on advocacy Check your time zones! This evening for those in the Americas, tomorrow for o...
05/24/2021

Register here for this webinar on advocacy Check your time zones! This evening for those in the Americas, tomorrow for our friends in Australia and the WPRO region. https://bit.ly/3ywAmZc #palliativecare #advocacy #medicines

Register here for this webinar on advocacy Check your time zones! This evening for those in the Americas, tomorrow for our friends in Australia and the WPRO region. https://bit.ly/3ywAmZc #palliativecare #advocacy #medicines

Register for this great looking webinar with two palliative care leaders in Africa. Dr. Zipporah Ali, Kenya, and Dr. Ann...
05/21/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: AN AFRICAN ETHOS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND BEYOND. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Register for this great looking webinar with two palliative care leaders in Africa. Dr. Zipporah Ali, Kenya, and Dr. Anne Merriman, Uganda https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ww1U0i5qQYmZFzERBbfJeA

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: AN AFRICAN ETHOS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND BEYOND. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Our May Newsletter: news about palliative care advocacy in a nutshell In the May issue: a report on 2 side events at UN ...
05/18/2021
Policy and Advocacy - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Our May Newsletter: news about palliative care advocacy in a nutshell
In the May issue: a report on 2 side events at UN meetings & a palliative care roundtable with WHO's Director General https://bit.ly/3wjdV7I
Skim the Table of Contents for what interests you: https://bit.ly/3uIGf3g

IAHPC convened two virtual side events at regular sessions of UN organizations in April, and co-organized a second roundtable on palliative care with Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, to futher develop our action-oriented Joint Program of Work. The detailed p...

Looking for a useful palliative care app? See the May IAHPC Newsletter for a review of Fast Facts: https://bit.ly/3uZsf5...
05/18/2021
Opioid Calculator Apps: Then and now - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Looking for a useful palliative care app? See the May IAHPC Newsletter for a review of Fast Facts: https://bit.ly/3uZsf5j. Dr. Romayne Gallagher's reviews appear quarterly.
Pallicare review: https://bit.ly/3weG93F
3 opioids calculator reviews: https://bit.ly/36wSViz

Opioid rotation is defined as switching the route of administration or switching from one opioid to another. Intolerable adverse effects (nausea, confusion, persistent sedation etc.), development of analgesic tolerance, or inadequate analgesia despite titration are the usual reasons. Switching opioi...

Opioid Epidemic Negatively Influences Opioid Use for Pain Management in Advanced Cancer #palliative #cancerpain https://...
05/14/2021
Opioid Epidemic Negatively Influences Opioid Use for Pain Management in Advanced Cancer

Opioid Epidemic Negatively Influences Opioid Use for Pain Management in Advanced Cancer #palliative #cancerpain https://www.curetoday.com/view/opioid-epidemic-negatively-influences-opioid-use-for-pain-management-in-advanced-cancer

According to a survey of 26 patients with advanced cancer, many reported that the U.S. opioid epidemic impacted their opinions of opioid use for pain management and conversations with their clinician regarding prescriptions.

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce it will provide ten (10) sc...
05/14/2021

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) is pleased to announce it will provide ten (10) scholarships to support the participation of its members in the following online educational #palliativecare events: 2021 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (21OPCC) September 7-10, 2021. 17th World Congress of the EAPC October 6-8, 2021, 14th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference (APHC) November 13-14, 2021. Details here https://bit.ly/2SNI94y

Your latest advocacy news, book reviews, an app review (FastFacts) and more in the May IAHPC Newsletter. Scan the table ...
05/12/2021
May Newsletter - International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

Your latest advocacy news, book reviews, an app review (FastFacts) and more in the May IAHPC Newsletter. Scan the table of contents for what interests you: 45 seconds well spent.
https://bit.ly/3uIGf3g

The Continuing Care and Palliative Care team from Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile submitted the winning poster in the COVID-19 category at the recent ALCP mini-conference, Jornada Virtual. They are (L-R): Palliative Care Director Dr. Alejandra Palma Behnke, student nurse Francisca Bello...

In case any of our followers missed this article!! By our advocacy folks and board members around the world. Carrying th...
05/06/2021
In their Own Words: Advocates Describe Their Ongoing Work to Relieve Serious Health Related Suffering

In case any of our followers missed this article!! By our advocacy folks and board members around the world. Carrying the message.

Palliative care is the active holistic care of individuals across all ages with serious health-related suffering due to severe illness, and especially of those near the end of life. It aims to improve the quality of life of patients, their families and…

IAHPC was honored to co-convene a two hour conversation on the urgency of integrating palliative care into COVID19 respo...
04/30/2021

IAHPC was honored to co-convene a two hour conversation on the urgency of integrating palliative care into COVID19 responses with Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization. Look for a full report in our May Newsletter, out next week. Pictured is Ms. Victoria Diehl, caregiver for her father in Costa Rica. Her testimony can be found on at the link below, or with the other presentations on our Advocacy Page https://bit.ly/2SgkbyA

IAHPC was honored to co-convene a two hour conversation on the urgency of integrating palliative care into COVID19 responses with Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization. Look for a full report in our May Newsletter, out next week. Pictured is Ms. Victoria Diehl, caregiver for her father in Costa Rica. Her testimony can be found on at the link below, or with the other presentations on our Advocacy Page https://bit.ly/2SgkbyA

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