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IAHPC Hospice and Palliative Care Newsletter


2005; Volume 6, No 6, June


Editor's Notes

William Farr, PhD, MD

Many ways to help support palliative care.

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Message from the Chair & Executive Director:
Kathleen M. Foley, MD
Liliana De Lima, MHA

Article of the Month:
Dr. Ripamonti

IAHPC Traveling Fellow’s Report:
Vivek Khemka, MD

IAHPC Traveling Scholar’s Report:
Martha Ximena Leon, MD

Book Reviews:
Roger Woodruff, MD

IAHPC Faculty Development Award Report:
Msemo Diwani. MD

'The Right to Die' and 'The Right to Live' Debate:
Dr. Derek Doyle

Regional Reports: From the Czech Republic and Nepal

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Editor’s Notes

William Farr, PhD, MD (USA)

The Clearing House Program – notes from recipients

Dear Liliana:

I would like to convey my sincere thanks to you and IAHPC for sending me the books,journals and other reading material from the IAHPC clearing house programme. These are indeed useful to us.


Dr Suman Bhasker
Assistant  Professor [Radiotherapy]
New Delhi-110029, INDIA


Dear Liliana

Thank you very much for the books, magazines, journals etc. They have added value to our small resource area, we are actually trying to develop a resource centre. I am sure slowly we will get there.


An RN, that currently works with the Hospice Association of Zimbabwe (HOSPAZ) in Harare , Zimbabwe.


Prescription Monitoring Programs

Update on state prescription monitoring programs (PMP) . According to a recent review by the Pain & Policy Studies Group (PPSG), 21 states have PMPs or legislation that allows implementation of a PMP. There has been a steady increase in the number of states with PMPs that rely on electronic transmission of prescription data and that monitor most or all classes of controlled substances. In addition, several more states are considering PMP legislation. The PPSG encourages publication of studies that evaluate the outcomes of PMPs on diversion and abuse and their impact on medical practice.

A trend graph and listing of states can be found at:

William Farr, PhD, MD
Newsletter Editor

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****Thanks to all contributors to this issue.****

William Farr, PhD, MD
Newsletter Editor

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