International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care

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Promoting Hospice & Palliative Care Worldwide


2006; Volume 7, No 3, March



Many ways to help support palliative care.

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Liliana De Lima, MHA

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Many ways to help support palliative care.

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Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Reference Database

Dear Friends and Colleagues

This is just a brief note to let you know that the software running the Shaare Zedek Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Reference Database ( has been updated.

Searches are now faster than ever.

In the past year the site handled over 110,000 searches.

For those who are interested, the entire databse can also be downloaded in Endnote format.

I hope you will enjoy the improved functionality.

All the best,
Nathan Cherny


Palliative care: a basic human right, id21 insights health #8

The global HIV pandemic has raised awareness of the need to provide care for those suffering from incurable diseases. Palliative care aims to maximise the quality of life and relieve the suffering of patients and their families.

The latest issue of 'id21 insights health’ is edited by Richard Harding, King's College London, with contributions including: 

  • Liliana De Lima, International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care, examines whether the WHO's palliative care strategy is working in Latin America .
  •  Liz Gwyther, Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa, calls for palliative care to be an integral part of every health care professional's role.
  • Anne Merriman, Hospice Africa Uganda, on the success story that is Uganda 's palliative care service and how it is a model for the rest of Africa .
  • Olivia Dix, Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund, argues that donors must think and act strategically both together and with existing health systems to support palliative care.
  • Suresh Kumar, Neighbourhood Network in Palliative Care ( Kerala , India ), highlights a remarkable experiment in Kerala where local communities have created the first large scale palliative care programme of its kind in a developing country.

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