Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Grace Kivumbi, Mrs.

Travel date: October 7, 2020

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

Origin: Kampala, Uganda / Destination: Vilvoorde, Belgium

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This was my first time attending an EAPC conference as well as first time attending an online conference. It was very well organized and innovatively conducted online with very knowledgeable speakers and good information shared. A whole new experience it was! Who ever thought that an international conference can be conducted online! And it is also helpful to know that I can always go back and listen and watch the recorded sessions. I also received very clear information about my participation, navigating the congress platform was straightforward. There were a few challenges of connectivity our end but generally a good conference.

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

I got new knowledge about providing spiritual support which we can use in our setting to improve the quality of life of our patients and their families.

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

Brilliant the way it is. Thanks

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

Spiritual support is an important component of the care that we provide to our patients and their families however, we do not have a designated spiritual care provider amongst our team therefore every member of the team is expected to be able to support the patients and their families in this way. So leaning from the experiences of others, gives me knew knowledge to share with the team so our patients and families can have a better life even in the final stages.