Reflections of the Board

Reflections of the Board

This section includes articles written by members of the IAHPC Board of Directors also published in our Newsletter. The articles present information on ethical, clinical, research, education, policy issues and news related to Palliative Care development.

2014

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November
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Professor M.R. Rajagopal (India) Professor M.R. Rajagopal (India) has received the Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award
October
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Julia Downing (Uganda) Professor Julia Downing was awarded the Robert Tiffany Nursing Lectureship
January
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Bernard J. Lapointe, M.D (Canada) The 18th Annual Congress of the Japanese Society of Palliative Medicine

2013

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December
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Professor Julia Downing (Uganda) Collaboration and Quality – Two key elements in the provision of palliative care
November
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Dr. Derek Doyle (UK) “There is no new thing under the sun” from the book of Proverbs
October
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Dr. Zipporah Ali (Kenya) Kenya: twenty years down the line
October
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Dr. Mhoira E. F. Leng (Uganda) Who needs palliative care?
September
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Gayatri Palat, MD (India) Palliative care insurance for cancer; a step forward towards universal health coverage for palliative care in Andhra Pradesh, India.
August
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Peter Hudson, PhD (Australia) Improving the well-being of family careers
August
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Yvonne Luxford, PhD (Australia) Advance care planning in Australia
June
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Eric Krakauer, MD (USA) Attending to the lowliest can be the highest calling
June
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Fraser Black, MD (Canada) The International Cancer Control Congress. Helping to support inclusion of Palliative Care in National Cancer Control Programs worldwide
May
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Eduardo Bruera, MD (USA) The pathway toward a Palliative Medicine specialty
April
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Scott Murray, MD (UK) Palliative care in the community: the only way to reach all in need
March
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Arthur Lipman, PharmD (USA) Palliative care and pain management. Is specialization an impediment to communication and collaboration?
March
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Lukas Radbruch, MD (Germany) Yes we can!
March
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Derek Doyle, MD (UK) Remembering Professor Marco Tullio de Assis Figueiredo

2012

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December
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Gayatri Palat, MD (India) Official Recognition of Palliative Care by the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India
October
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Peter Hudson, MD (Australia) All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC)
October
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Eric Krakauer, MD (USA) Surprised By Joy
October
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Kin-San Chan, MD (Hong Kong) Exploring the meaning of Hope in Chinese Cancer patients
September
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Gayatri Palat, MD (India) Cultural health beliefs, practices and attributions in India: effects on health care delivery.
September
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Fraser Blac, MD (Canada) Expanding Palliative Care Services in Nepal
August
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Yvonne Luxford, PhD (Australia) Palliative Care in Australia
June
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Lukas Radbruch, MD (Germany) Caught between a story and a questionnaire – can we really assess quality in palliative care?
May
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Eduardo Bruera, MD (USA) Earlier Access to Palliative Care: But How?
April
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Lukas Radbruch et al. on behalf of the IAHPC Research and Scientific Committee Do opioids influence cancer growth? The IAHPC perspective
April
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MR. Rajagopal, MD (India) Designation of WHO Collaborating Centre in Trivandrum, Kerala
March
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Faith Mwangi-Powell, PhD (Uganda) Making those over 50 count? Palliative care and the aged
March
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Michael Bennett, MD (UK) Opioids in palliative care: safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain in palliative care of adults.
February
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Kin-Sang Chan, MD (Hong Kong) Palliative care program for advanced COPD patients
January
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David Currow, MD (Australia) Challenges facing palliative care

2011

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December
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Roberto Wenk, MD (Argentina) Palliative Care situation in Argentina
December
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Lukas Radbruch, MD (Germany) Availability and accessibility of opioid medications in Europe
November
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Yvonne Luxford, PhD (Australia) Palliative care in Australia
November
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Pesach Schvartzman, MD (Israel) Providing Culturally Sensitive Palliative Care in the Desert – The Bedouin Mobile Palliative Care Unit
November
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Gayatri Palat, MD (India) Palliative Care in India – e-learning
October
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Fraser Black, MD (Canada) Building Bridges through Twinning Partnership – People of Nepal and Canada working together to improve hospice palliative care
August
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Derek Doyle, MD (UK) “Dare I ask, could it be that we who teach palliative care give physical problems a higher profile than psychosocial and spiritual problems …?”
July
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James Cleary, MD (USA) Making Global Access to Pain Relief Personal
January
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Zipporah Ali, MD (Kenya) New Palliative Care Initiatives in Kenya.

2010

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December
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Michael Bennett, MD (UK) Improving cancer pain management through interventions that change behaviour
November
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Scott Murray, MD (UK) The International Primary Palliative Care Research Group - now 5 Years Old
November
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Kin-Sang Chan, MD (Hong Kong) Palliative care for advanced non-cancer patients
November
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M.R. Rajagopal, MD (India) Palliative Care in India
September
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Geoffrey Hanks, MD (UK) How to get your papers published: part 2
September
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David Currow, MD (Australia) What do we mean when we say that caregivers are part of the unit of care?
August
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Geoffrey Hanks, MD (UK) How to get your papers published: part 1
August
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Derek Doyle, MD (UK) So - what’s new? A Personal View. Part 2
July
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Faith Mwangi-Powell, PhD (Uganda) Regional Update – Africa African Palliative Care Association (APCA)
July
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Derek Doyle, MD (UK) So - what’s new? A Personal View. Part 1
July
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Frank Ferris, MD (USA) Training Course in Kiev, Ukraine
May
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Gian Domenico Borasio, MD (Germany) A course on Neurological Palliative Care in Cuba
May
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M.R. Rajagopal, MD (India) Report from India
March
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M.R. Rajagopal, MD (India) Opioid Accessibility in India
February
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Pesach Schvartzman, MD (Israel) Palliative Care Training - The Israeli National INPACT Experience
January
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Stein Kaasa, MD (Norway) A common language for palliative care

2009

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November
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Frank Ferris, MD (USA) International Programs at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice
November
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Derek Doyle, MD (UK) Assisted Suicide in the United Kingdom
October
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Anne Merriman, MD (Uganda) Reminiscing...
August
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David Currow, MD (Australia) Currency of practice
August
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Derek Doyle, MD (UK) Assisted Suicide: “ The right to die”
June
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Derek Doyle, MD (UK) Answers to questions
April
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Geoffrey Hanks, MD (UK) Research in palliative care: we’re making encouraging progress
February
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Gian Domenico Borasio (Germany) A new approach to community-based palliative care in Germany
February
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Derek Doyle, MD (UK) The Saga of Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) Continues
January
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Richard Harding, PhD (UK) Sharing knowledge and resources- are we looking in the right places?

2008

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December
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Eduardo Bruera, MD (USA) News from the United States
September
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Margaret O’ Connor, PhD (Australia) Palliative care in Australia – state of play
August
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Kin-Sang Chan, MD (Hong Kong) Hospice and Palliative Care in China
August
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Anne Merriman, MD (Uganda) Echoes from Africa