2010; Volume 11, No 9, September



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IAHPC’s Ethics Page Contributor, Dr. Paulina Taboada, wins Bioethics Award

Dr. Paulina Taboada

The Board of Directors of the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) selected Dr. Paulina Taboada as the winner of the Manuel Velasco Suárez Award for excellence in bioethics for the year 2010. The announcement letter reads, “The award is intended to stimulate young scholars in the development of their capacities of bioethical analysis and aims to encourage dedication to the highest standards of research and professionalism.” Paulina Taboada earned both a PhD and MD degree, she is the Director of the Center for Bioethics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and is also a long time contributor to the IAHPC Ethics Page in our newsletter and has served on our Board of Directors. Congratulations Paulina!

More about Dr. Manuel Velasco Suárez at http://www.pahef.org/awards/bioethics/

National Health Service (NHS) Evidence – supportive and palliative care

Dear all ,

Each month there is a wide range of new items added to the NHS Evidence specialist collection on supportive and palliative care.  From last month’s list of entries, Dr Jason Boland has selected those which may be of particular interest (see below).  Jason is a clinical lecturer at the University of Sheffield, where he is currently undertaking a PhD.  He can be cont acted via: [email protected]

Users who cannot easily access the web links below from their email software should access the full list via the link near the top of the home page: http://www.library.nhs.uk/palliative/   or See the full lists of new records added each month

Best wishes,

Richard Stevens, Project Manager, NHS Evidence - supportive and palliative care

NHS Evidence - supportive and palliative care                   

Aug 2010 Bulletin             



[All July guidance published July 28 2010]

General Medical Council:

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)


Some of the items added to the 'Evidence in the News' RSS feed last month

Best wishes,


Dr Richard Stevens, Project Manager, NHS Evidence - supportive and palliative care,
University of Sheffield, Academic Unit of Supportive Care, Sykes House, Little Common Lane,
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S11 9NE, UK
Telephone: 0114 262 0174 Email: [email protected]




Opioid Inaccessibility and Its Human Consequences: Reports From the Field

Eric L. Krakauer , Roberto Wenk , Rosa Buitrago , Philip Jenkins , and Willem Scholten

Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy , September 2010, Vol. 24, No. 3 ,
Pages 239-243


Strong opioids such as morphine are rarely accessible in low- and middle-income countries, even for patients with the most severe pain. The three cases reported here from three diverse countries provide examples of the terrible and unnecessary suffering that occurs everyday when this essential, inexpensive, and safe medication is not adequately accessible by patients in pain. The reasons for this lack of accessibility are explored, and ways to resolve the problem are proposed.

Because of our new member benefit, IAHPC members can now access the full text of this paper (and many others) at no charge by going to the following website and logging in: https://www.hospicecare.com/membersonly/journals/ You will need to provide your IAHPC membership number and email address.

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