Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Chenjerai Bhodheni, RN

Travel date: May 30, 2018

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 3rd ICPCN Conference: Inspiration, Innovation, Integration

Origin: Harare, Zimbabwe / Destination: Durban, South Africa


Chenjerai Bhodheni presenting a poster at the conference

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This was my very first time to present at an international forum where various people from across the globe came to interact and learn from each other. This international conference was helpful to me in that it offered the opportunity to present at an international platform thereby building my professional confidence. The exposure that this provided enable me to have a larger base of professional expertise in children's palliative care thus improving my consultative reach from fellow professionals. Back home the preparations were an eye opener in understanding where other resources could be found to develop materials and other necessaries

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

The conference was indeed a huge learning platform where my palliative care understanding was further strengthened in that, achieving meaningful quality does not only start and end with direct care but also that, a lot of effort is invested in setting out the tone for a sound working environment. As a palliative care nurse coordinator, I felt the conference was quite empowering. 

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

Given the wealth of information and the opportunity for networking that was brought about at this conference all I can say is, ‘thank you very much IAHPC for affording me this wonderful moment in my lifetime, it was such an amazing moment for me, thank you.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

Global discussions and deliberations that went on for four days exploring on ways to improve the quality of life for children living with life threatening and life limiting illnesses. The wealth of experiences shared in the conference proceedings shaped the attendees’ perceptions and knowledge in appreciating world trends.