Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Ines Francis Gomez Padilla, MD

Travel date: April 14, 2016

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: VIII Latin American Congress on Palliative Care

Origin: Navojoa, Mexico / Destination: Mexico City, Mexico

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This Congress help me to take courage to study a master in Palliative care.

How will you new knowledge & acquired skills help in furthering your work in hospice and palliative care in your program/city/ or country?

This knowledge will help me to give a better care for my patients in my city, where the palliative cares are not many popular.

How IAHPC Traveling Scholars Program be improved in order to help other future traveling scholars?

I think this type of scholarship give the opportunity to the personal of health system and students to learn about another forms of treatment, investigation and health system for apply in another places. Give another forms to think and different vision.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

I don’t speak English very well, I can read I but I can’t write it or speak it. But the effort will do. In my city in special, the palliative cares ia s service that many hospitals even public or prive have it. Maybe because is an small town but not for that is less important than another places in the world. Maybe is one of the reasons I want to be a palliative care worker. I believe that even in the last days a person’s independent about his economic situation deserves a dignified death. I am really thankful for the opportunity about the scholarship its was an amazing experience to have been with the best specialists in the field of palliative care and feel welcome.