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Traveling Scholars Program Report

Socorro Cabello, DR

Travel date: March 27, 2021

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

Origin: Mexico City, Mexico / Destination: Bogota, Colombia

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

I am grateful for the scholarship granted for the Latin American Virtual Conference on Palliative Care. I am an undergraduate and graduate teacher and work with palliative care patients at the public and private hospital level, as well as in residences and home visits. The experience obtained in this Conference is very enriching, it helps me to strengthen the structure of the palliative care team, especially in the face of the changes that have occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating an area of opportunity with the support of telemedicine (attention transdisciplinary distance learning with patients and their families, in addition to teaching and work meetings with medical teams) at all levels of care adapted to their own needs. I also got tools to take care of and reduce the burnout of my team and my students. Palliative care is comprehensive, a very important part in addition to symptom control is the approach and spiritual accompaniment, which has been achieved through telemedicine as mentioned during this Conference. I will pass on the knowledge obtained to my authorities, coworkers, students, patients and family members. There is still a long way to go and change, let's continue working as a team and together. Thank you very much for the opportunity to participate as an assistant. Sincerely Dr. Socorro Adriana Cabello Ponce de León

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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