Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Ricardo Salamanca Basto, MD

Travel date: April 14, 2016

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

Origin: Bogota, Colombia / Destination: Mexico City, Mexico

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

, I can not but be grateful for the valuable opportunity of attending the Latin American Congress on Palliative Care, to see and experience with hopeful joy as one hundred professionals from different disciplines, cultures and countries, they look with compassion and scientific responsibility pain and suffering of others (who my neighbor, who I have next door, the nearest).

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

In this regard, integrated and elements of the research I could listen to apply in exercising my spiritual counselor.

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

I think it\'s a very good way to promote access to current knowledge, it could be said of social inclusion, maximum for people whose income or activity does not allow us to access these events on a regular basis.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

I believe that there are three elements around the palliative city in my country: 1) Political poor health from the care of chronic patients and terminals for access to palliative care, 2) exclusion of other professions levels of training in palliative city (for monopoly of medical specialists and pain, and 3) poor dissemination and sensitivity to the community about the existence of alternative care at the end of life.