Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Lucía Guadalupe Martínez Cañas, MD

Travel date: November 9, 2022

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: X Congreso Latinoamericano de Cuidados Paliativos

Origin: San Salvador, El Salvador / Destination: San Jose, Costa Rica


How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

Being present at the congress and being part of this meeting helped me a lot to know the updates of relevant topics that I put into
practice every day at work, such as in the management of delirium, putting into practice the current treatment and thus achieving a
greater comfort in our patients. Also, being my first experience presenting a scientific poster, it helped me a lot for my safety when
presenting something to the public and to a jury.

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

I was inspired by seeing various scientific posters on research topics that could be relevant in my country, the data is available, the
only thing left is to start the multidisciplinary team and this experience helped me to know how to start a research project that is useful
in my country, that provides necessary data on topics of medical relevance; Do it at the Hospice where I work, with my team to create
new care protocols. Also understanding the reality in Latin America about the importance of palliative care in our countries and the
consumption of opioids shows me that my country still has a long way to go and as we grow, policies will be created so that the entire
population can access palliative care, in a free way as we all want.

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

Providing help not only to travel to activities outside the country, but using monetary aid to carry out research work, financial support to
carry out research.