Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Ismariel Espin Gonzalez, DR

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: Caracas, Venezuela / Destination: Santiago, Chile

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

As a member of the ALCP spirituality commission, participate in the Spirituality commission activity in the Marriott room on April 11, where special prayers were held for the inauguration of the congress, under the representation of each country, the importance of this event is that for the first time cavity is given in a palliative care congress inaugurate it with a spiritual event, as a contribution in the spiritual aspect of 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?

Replicate the knowledge in my country through similar events, training staff for its execution

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

I believe that the scholarship should cover a higher cost, in order to provide better benefits in terms of stay, food and passage, thinking more in countries with fewer resources like mine (Venezuela).
I also thank you for all the support you gave me to participate, I am very grateful.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

The main need we face in our country for palliative care activity is the lack of opioids, the government's resistance that palliative care has great sanitary importance and the blocking of medical updates, we currently do not have government support, we are paralyzed, and only palliative doctors are the ones who are measuring up in the aspect of medical treatment in terms of physical, emotional, spiritual and social symptoms, participating in courses, conferences, and everything related to acquiring knowledge about palliative care for us. of great importance and benefit to our patients, all international help is invaluable for our doctors and the situation we are going through, as we feel blocked and displaced, thanks for your contribution, because thanks to them we keep up to date and can bring better quality of life to patients.