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Traveling Scholars Program Report

Emília da Felicidade Venturas Pinto Miquidade, DR

Travel date: October 7, 2020

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 11th EAPC Research Congress - Online

Origin: Maputo, Mozambique / Destination: Vilvoorde, Belgium

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

It was important because I could see that despite the pandemic, it is possible to exchange experiences in research related to palliative care. It was the first experience and the possibility to see some opportunities out of time enough.

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

This experience guides me towards promoting and further developing home based care to ensure care for patients even in a pandemic situation, and to make palliative care dynamic in my country. Increasingly use communication technologies to access and promote this care to patients who are far away.

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

Promoting access to events like this.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

Main difficulties have to do with an increase in the number of patients in palliative care consultations, many of them fearing Pandemic, even though the morphine has ended at home, they did not travel to renew the medication for fear of the pandemic. Patients closest to the hospital came to take their medication normally and the fact that we did not have a home service developed prevented regular distribution of morphine during this period to part of the patients. Other countries through the established system of palliative care have increased their response at home. The impact of Palliative Care particularly on COVID19 patients did not differ from other countries. On the one hand, due to the low mortality related to COVID19 in the country. One of the main needs we have has to do with providing palliative care for children.