Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Juliana Suarez Cardona

Travel date: April 11, 2018

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: IX Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Cuidados Paliativos (ALCP)

Origin: Medellin, Colombia / Destination: Santiago, Chile


Juliana Suarez Cardona poster presentation at the congress

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This activity was useful for me because it allowed me to know the advances in the area of Palliative Care in Latin America. Aditiionally, I was able to learn about the research processes that are being carried out in the Pain and Palliative Care Group in Latin America. At the individual level, this experience contributed to my professional training, especially in the research field.

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

From the theoretical and practical knowledge that was made known from the different Latin American countries that participated in the event, initially the team work would be reinforced highlighting the biopsychosocial and spiritual perspective, emphasizing at the investigative level in this last aspect that, It is becoming more common to observe this in patients and their families. At the same time, there is a need to carry out more research on palliative care from non-medical professionals (psychologists, social workers and nurses) to update these approaches.

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

I had excellent advice from the professionals of the IAHPC to benefit from the scholarship. One aspect to improve is to increase the dissemination of scholarships.