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The National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care (NCP)

The NCP has released "The Clinical Practice Guidelines" and they may be viewed on their website at URL:

New Journal Announcement and Call for Papers:

The Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care will be published by Haworth Press, Inc. with the premiere issue in Spring, 2005. Manuscripts are accepted  related to end-of-life and palliative care practice in a wide variety of settings: hospice, palliative care, hospitals, home health, outpatient, primary care, oncology settings, dialysis treatment, transplant, etc. and related to a wide range of special topics including: social work and interdisciplinary practice interventions, innovations in practice, evaluation of practice (including cost-benefit), end-of-life decision making, ethical issues in end-of-life care, grief and bereavement, and policy issues.

To be considered for the premiere issue, manuscripts should be received by April 30, 2004, however manuscripts will be accepted on an ongoing basis for this quarterly journal.

Please send four copies of manuscript 15-20 pages in length, APA style, to Ellen L. Csikai, editor, The University of Alabama, School of Social Work, Box 870314, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0314. For questions, call: 205-348-4447 or email: [email protected].

Argentina: A Report

The International Observatory on End of Life Care has added a new country report on Argentina by one of our team members, Silvia Paz.
Please do take a look at this excellent report at the following URL:

Associação pela Dignidade na Vida e na Morte

"We are a Portuguese association helping dying people, their families and all professionals dealing with death. We were founded in October 8,  2003.
We would like to see how both our associations could share experiences and eventually translate some of you documents into Portuguese (so they can be used in Portugal, Brazil and all other Portuguese speaking countries). And also, we would be pleased to integrate your project (helping you whenever and however we can)."
Miguel Borges, Executive Vice-President

Europe against Pain."Don't suffer in silence"
Looking for ideas.
for the next EFIC Congress
"Pain in Europe V", Istanbul,
September - 2006
Please send ideas and suggestions for plenary lecture topics and speakers,
and for topical seminars, to:
Prof. Marshall Devor (Chair, Scientific Program Committee)
[email protected] or
Ms. Sarah Wheeler (EFIC Executive Officer)
[email protected]
FAX: + 30 210 992 6382,
Foukithidou 2 16343 Ilioupolis, Athens, Greece

News from Cote d'Ivoire

Ruban Rouge Côte d'Ivoire (RRCI) is an Ivorian NGO committed to fighting HIV/AIDS. Since 1994, the year of its creation, RRCI main objectives are to: 
1. Increase the general population awareness to the AIDS pandemic through sensitising activities in rural and urban areas, schools and private companies
2. Develop appropriate care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS through daily follow-up, psychosocial and nutritional support, medicines supply, massotherapy, therapeutic and adherence education at the Centre Plus as well as home based  and palliative care.
3. Reduce the economic vulnerability of  PLWHA as well as their families by creating conditions whereby they could support themselves (e.g: income generating activities).
 The Centre Plus ( RRCI care centre) was established in 1998 as a daily follow-up centre for opportunistic infections by the UNAIDS initiative of access to drugs. By December 2003, 2016 individuals had benefited from its services. To date, 572 persons are medically supported by the centre with two-third of them at the AIDS stage. Both home and palliative care are led twice a week. As the need for palliative care increases dramatically we look for ways to exchange experiences with other institutions committed in that field and improve our services and relieve the pains of those who are suffering at the end of their lives and help them die with dignity.
Contact: Mr Ngouolele Cyprien

Ruban Rouge Côte d'Ivoire Secretary General
22 BP 1291 Abidjan 22
Côte d'Ivoire
Tel (225) 23 45 35 10 / 23 50 49 27
Fax(225) 23 45 35 08

E-mail : [email protected] / [email protected]

Editor note: for more information about this country go to URL:

Looking for a Twinning Partner?

A new organization based in Kenya that cares for patients with AIDS in both the inpatient and outpatient setting is looking for a twinning partner to improve training and transfer of information. If you are interested, please contact:
Michael. O. KOwuor
Program Coordinator
[email protected]

Clearing House Project Feedback

"Thanks so much for the journals and books you sent to our pain clinic.
It will go long way in developing our stock of matereial.
Thanks again.
Kindly send us more (different books and journal) if you have any.
Dr. Sukdev Nayak,
Anaesthesiology, Pain Relief & Palliative care,
A.H. Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack,

Hospice Administrator Certificate Program

June 21-23, 2004
Hyatt Regency Oak Brook
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Information and registration:

IAHPC Clearing House Project

Donate books and journals to be sent to colleagues in developing countries. Contact Ms. De Lima @ [email protected]


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