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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. 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 U

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. 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 U

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Very important new report on Ageing from the UN mentions "urgent need for end of life care policies" .... "For people wh...
01/12/2023

Very important new report on Ageing from the UN mentions "urgent need for end of life care policies" .... "For people who grow older with chronic or disabling conditions, the focus may shift from finding a cure to providing quality of life and relief for disease-related symptoms as well as ensuring dignity and comfort during an individual’s final days. End-of-life care, which includes palliative and hospice care, is expected to see a surge in demand yet countries remain largely unprepared for it....With people dying further into old age, when dementia, multimorbidity and frailty are more common, and spousal, social and other forms of support are less available, end-of-life care provision requires urgent policy attention." https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/world-social-report/2023-2.html

IAHPC wishes all our members, friends and supporters who celebrate a very happy and peaceful Orthodox Christmas!
01/07/2023

IAHPC wishes all our members, friends and supporters who celebrate a very happy and peaceful Orthodox Christmas!

Happy New Year from the IAHPC! With the start of the year, we are launching our new logo! Our new logo works better and ...
01/02/2023

Happy New Year from the IAHPC! With the start of the year, we are launching our new logo! Our new logo works better and in many more settings. But most importantly it still represents us and our vision of a world free from health related suffering. We hope you like it too!

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The IAHPC wishes all our members, friends, and supporters a joyful, healthy, and prosperous 2023 as together we continue...
01/01/2023

The IAHPC wishes all our members, friends, and supporters a joyful, healthy, and prosperous 2023 as together we continue to build a world free from health related suffering!

IAHPC wishes all our members and friends who celebrate  a joyful Festival of Lights. Your support of palliative care is ...
12/19/2022

IAHPC wishes all our members and friends who celebrate a joyful Festival of Lights. Your support of palliative care is light in the darkness for patients and families all over the world.

The IAHPC wishes all who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah! In this festival of lights  brings light into the worlds of those e...
12/18/2022

The IAHPC wishes all who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah! In this festival of lights brings light into the worlds of those experiencing serious health related suffering.

Thanks to our fans, we have won a 2022 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits! Read inspiring stories about us and add you...
12/17/2022
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"Though the changes we want to see in health systems are happening more slowly than we would like, and though we are sti...
12/10/2022

"Though the changes we want to see in health systems are happening more slowly than we would like, and though we are still far from achieving IAHPC’s vision of a world free from health-related suffering, we are on our way, and our relentless advocacy and partnership building will continue until it is so.” -Advocacy column, December IAHPC Newsletter. https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/12/

Happy ! This year's theme of "Dignity, Freedom &Justice for All" theme sums up global  practice & advocacy, which suppor...
12/10/2022

Happy ! This year's theme of "Dignity, Freedom &Justice for All" theme sums up global practice & advocacy, which supports equitable rights to highest standard of physical & mental health; political participation,life,education,housing,employment

As we enter the 2022 festive season, IAHPC wishes peace to everyone and a fulfilling new year. We greet Christian friend...
12/05/2022

As we enter the 2022 festive season, IAHPC wishes peace to everyone and a fulfilling new year. We greet Christian friends around the world celebrating Advent and the birth of Jesus.

“For clinicians in palliative care who are drawn to reflection on the deeply philosophical dimensions of the type of wor...
11/25/2022

“For clinicians in palliative care who are drawn to reflection on the deeply philosophical dimensions of the type of work we do, this volume is a wonderfully useful contribution. It seeks to unpack what it truly means to ‘care’ for others, and translate this meaning not only to our own practice, but to the world we inhabit.” Philosophy of Care book review, IAHPC Newsletter. https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/11/book-and-movie-reviews/

IAHPC members: Submit your favorite recipe and we’ll share it with readers around the world! https://bit.ly/3EPx3RUFood ...
11/21/2022

IAHPC members: Submit your favorite recipe and we’ll share it with readers around the world!

https://bit.ly/3EPx3RU

Food can heal and self-care supports the well-being of the palliative care workforce and prevents burnout. Preparing and enjoying delicious, nutritious food can reduce stress and help strengthen bodies, minds, and spirits.

IAHPC newsletter readers can now enjoy them too; check out one for Colombian ajiaco.

It’s time to apply for an IAHPC member recognition award! Cash prizes & one-year membership! Open to our member individu...
11/16/2022

It’s time to apply for an IAHPC member recognition award! Cash prizes & one-year membership! Open to our member individuals & institutions in low, middle, & high-income countries. The program recognizes individuals and institutions dedicated to alleviating serious health related suffering of patients and their families.

Deadline 12/31/22

Find out more and apply
https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/programs/recognition-awards/

Tomorrow is Module 8 of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course. Learn how to approp...
11/14/2022

Tomorrow is Module 8 of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course. Learn how to appropriately assess and manage Psychological Distress taught by Professor Chitra Venkateswaran, Founder and Clinical Director of the Mental Health Care and Research Foundation, in India.

Register
https://bit.ly/3fm9K83

Join/renew IAHPC now to participate
https://hospicecare.com/join-iahpc/

“We disagree with assisted dying practices becoming the means to end the lives of persons facing social and economic cha...
11/11/2022

“We disagree with assisted dying practices becoming the means to end the lives of persons facing social and economic challenges. Nor do we believe that it is up to governments to solve social problems single-handedly...
"Have we lost the sense of caring? Governments do not have the human or financial resources—nor do they provide the compassion and care—that comes from loved ones. We need to build strong, compassionate communities where persons are not left alone in their suffering and support each other in difficult times. This is the ethos of palliative care.”
In the IAHPC November Newsletter: https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/11/dear-readers/

Tomorrow is Module 7 of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course. Learn how to approp...
11/07/2022

Tomorrow is Module 7 of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course.

Learn how to appropriately assess and manage Insomnia taught by Assistant Professor Aimee Christie and Professor Donna S. Zhukovsky, from the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine of Cancer Medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA.

Register
https://bit.ly/3fm9K83

Join/renew IAHPC now to participate
https://hospicecare.com/join-iahpc/

"Entering the domain of palliative care for the first time can be challenging. We may be confronted into silence by suff...
11/04/2022

"Entering the domain of palliative care for the first time can be challenging. We may be confronted into silence by suffering, sorrow, and dying. Little truly prepares us for that moment… Deliberately, [Dr. Eduardo Bruera] steps beyond the usual educational topics in palliative medicine into the territory of wisdom… This unique book—part self-reflection, part wise counsel, part sage advice—is worthy of close reading not only by its target audience, but all clinicians, irrespective of their seniority, working in palliative care."
An 84-page book reviewed, IAHPC October Newsletter. https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/10/book-review/

"Strong referral pathways are important to ensure rapidaccess to acute care in the case of unforeseen eventssuch as fall...
11/03/2022

"Strong referral pathways are important to ensure rapid
access to acute care in the case of unforeseen events
such as falls, and to palliative and end-of-life care or after
discharge from hospital." Many references to palliative care in this important new document from WHO https://t.co/f3A6giNY9J

Tomorrow is Module of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course. Learn how to appropri...
10/31/2022

Tomorrow is Module of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course. Learn how to appropriately assess and manage Dyspnea, Cough and Death Rattle taught by Associate Professor David Hui, from the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine of Cancer Medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA.

Register
https://bit.ly/3fm9K83

Join/renew IAHPC now to participate
https://hospicecare.com/join-iahpc/

It’s time to apply for an IAHPC member recognition award! Cash prizes & one-year membership! Open to our member individu...
10/28/2022

It’s time to apply for an IAHPC member recognition award! Cash prizes & one-year membership! Open to our member individuals & institutions in low, middle, & high-income countries. The program recognizes individuals and institutions dedicated to alleviating serious health related suffering of patients and their families.

Deadline
12/31/22

Find out more and apply
https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/programs/recognition-awards/

Thank you Mae Alparaque Corvera and our other RC73 delegates putting on new hats for Palliative Care Advocacy this week,...
10/24/2022

Thank you Mae Alparaque Corvera and our other RC73 delegates putting on new hats for Palliative Care Advocacy this week, as the delegation of the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care to the 73rd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Western Pacific Region (WPR). Please join me in sharing our statements and shout outs to all WPR country members, including our dear DOH to .... 1.Adopt the WHO Essential Package of Palliative Care: Interventions, Medicines, Equipment, Human Resources, and Intersectoral Supports 2. Ensure availability, accessibility, and affordability of essential medicines on the WHO Model List2, including the palliative care medicines 3. Adopt the Essential Package of Palliative Care for Cervical Cancer. 4.Avail of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) Learning Project. 5.Introduce palliative care into the undergraduate curricula of medical, nursing, pharmacy, and social work schools . 6. Partner with national palliative care associations and regional palliative care alliances such as the Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network.
You may check out this link for more information. https://hospicecare.com/.../programs/advocacy-program/2022/ and watch our video statements here https://youtu.be/Yage0TKCDro

Tomorrow is Module 5 of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course. Learn how to approp...
10/24/2022

Tomorrow is Module 5 of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course. Learn how to appropriately assess and treat Malignant Bowel Obstruction and Oral Symptoms taught by Professor Donna Zhukovsky, from the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine of Cancer Medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA.

Register
https://bit.ly/3fm9K83

Join/renew IAHPC now to participate https://hospicecare.com/join-iahpc/

Early morning walk Bonita
10/18/2022

Early morning walk Bonita

It's tomorrow! October 11 17:30pm (GMT +2)  in the Eastern Mediterranean  event with IAHPC Board members   & expert netw...
10/10/2022

It's tomorrow! October 11 17:30pm (GMT +2) in the Eastern Mediterranean event with IAHPC Board members & expert network from Meeting ID: 947 8115 7622
Passcode: 472047

Tomorrow is Module 3 of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course. Learn how to approp...
10/10/2022

Tomorrow is Module 3 of the members only IAHPC Comprehensive Symptom Assessment & Management course.

Learn how to appropriately assess and treat Delirium taught by Associate Professor David Hui, from the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine of Cancer Medicine at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA.

Register
https://bit.ly/3fm9K83

Join/renew IAHPC now to participate
https://hospicecare.com/join-iahpc/

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Is there a place for miracles in palliative care? One happened in Kazakhstan, to Gulnara Kunirova. See the featured story in the IAHPC January Newsletter. https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2023/01/featured-story/
Very important new report on Ageing from the UN mentions "urgent need for end of life care policies" .... "For people who grow older with chronic or disabling conditions, the focus may shift from finding a cure to providing quality of life and relief for disease-related symptoms as well as ensuring dignity and comfort during an individual’s final days. End-of-life care, which includes palliative and hospice care, is expected to see a surge in demand yet countries remain largely unprepared for it....With people dying further into old age, when dementia, multimorbidity and frailty are more common, and spousal, social and other forms of support are less available, end-of-life care provision requires urgent policy attention." https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/world-social-report/2023-2.html
[P]alliative care taught me that there is a limit to treatment and cure, but not to care… It took me years of practice and maturity to come to this understanding. —From the letters section of IAHPC's January Newsletter, just released: https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2023/01/
IAHPC wishes all our members, friends and supporters who celebrate a very happy and peaceful Orthodox Christmas!
Happy New Year from the IAHPC! With the start of the year, we are launching our new logo! Our new logo works better and in many more settings. But most importantly it still represents us and our vision of a world free from health related suffering. We hope you like it too!

More information
http://bit.ly/3i5CYdh
The IAHPC wishes all our members, friends, and supporters a joyful, healthy, and prosperous 2023 as together we continue to build a world free from health related suffering!
Assisted dying, MAiD, & PAD are among terms recently added to Pallipedia, the free online palliative care dictionary. https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/12/iahpc-news/

Caring Village app “can reduce miscommunications and share the load of caregiving.” The full review: https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/12/iahpc-app-review/
“New or revised National Cancer Control Plans in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana all cite the need for access to quality palliative care services, including essential medicines—particularly opioids.” More on PC advances in the Caribbean: https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/12/featured-story/
IAHPC wishes all our members and friends who celebrate a joyful Festival of Lights. Your support of palliative care is light in the darkness for patients and families all over the world.
The IAHPC wishes all who celebrate a Happy Hanukkah! In this festival of lights brings light into the worlds of those experiencing serious health related suffering.
Thanks to our fans, we have won a 2022 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits! Read inspiring stories about us and add your own! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/international-association-for-hospice-and-palliative-care-inc
Thanks to our fans, we have won a 2022 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits! Read inspiring stories about us and add your own! https://greatnonprofits.org/org/international-association-for-hospice-and-palliative-care-inc
“Treating people with dignity & respecting their human rights is essential even at the last moments of life or while living in refugee camps…where young workers are often unprepared for contemporary practice and lack training in palliative care & geriatrics.” A report from Bangladesh: https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/12/special-advocacy-report/
"Though the changes we want to see in health systems are happening more slowly than we would like, and though we are still far from achieving IAHPC’s vision of a world free from health-related suffering, we are on our way, and our relentless advocacy and partnership building will continue until it is so.” -Advocacy column, December IAHPC Newsletter. https://hospicecare.com/what-we-do/publications/newsletter/2022/12/
Happy ! This year's theme of "Dignity, Freedom &Justice for All" theme sums up global practice & advocacy, which supports equitable rights to highest standard of physical & mental health; political participation,life,education,housing,employment
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