Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Diane A. Dykeman-Sabado, DR

Travel date: March 27, 2021

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: Latin American Virtual Conference on Palliative Care

Origin: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Destination: Bogota, Colombia

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

In the midst of the Covid 19 pandemic, there have been many new challenges to face on the forefront of Palliative Care and Hospice. The ALCP virtual conference Jornada Virtual Latinoamericana de Cuidados Paliativos in March was a breath of fresh air. It addressed many of the challenges, and gave specific ways in which the world was coping with the situation. Dr. Bruera was very clear in his message, we must adapt to the changes and set new methods. Diverting many of our patient's visits from physically present to telemedicine was a challenge not only for us, but for our patients. With skeleton staff available, and many new needs of our patients, we have been able to rise to the challenges and meet the growing needs of our patient population. Realizing that things will never go back to the way they were, we have found a new way of doing things, and it works! We are prepared to keep transforming our care to the rising needs and challenges that we face ahead.

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

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

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