Travel date: May 18, 2017
Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 15th European Association Palliative Care Conference
Origin: Mainnales, Colombia / Destination: Madrid, Spain
THIS EXPERIENCE ALLOWED TO ENRICH MY KNOWLEDGE AND TO REAFFIRM MY CONVICTION AS TO FOLLOW ME IN THE FIELD OF PALLIATIVE CARE.
IN MY DAILY WORK IN THE GERIATRICS AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES AT THE HOSPITAL OF CALDAS OF THE CITY OF MANIZALES, I HAVE ENABLED THE QUALITY OF THE CARE BETTER, WITH A GREATER DOMINATION OF THE ACQUIRED CONCEPTS, PROVIDING A MULTIDIMENSIONAL CLINICAL APPROACH WITH THE MEASURES OF MORE SUSTAINED AND MORE BENEFIT MANAGEMENT FOR THE PATIENT AND HOW TO ENRICH INTEGRAL CARE BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF BENEFICIENCY, NO MALEFICIENCY, AUTONOMY AND JUSTICE, SEEKING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE, THE CONDITIONS AT THE END OF LIFE AS A SUPPORT TO THE ENVIRONMENT AFFECTIVE AND PREPARATION FOR THE DUEL OF THE FAMILY OF THESE PATIENTS.
IN ADVANCE MY GREAT APPRECIATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE FOR ITS GREAT SUPPORT, I THINK THIS OPPORTUNITY AS WELL AS MY PERMIT THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO ATTEND AN EVENT SO IMPORTANT FOR MY PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL GROWTH, IS A LONG-TERM INVESTMENT THE WHAT YOU DO WHY ALLOW YOU TO POTENTIATE KNOWLEDGE IN PALLIATIVE CARE.
My name is Leidy Viviana Nandar Araujo, medical surgeon at the University of Caldas, since the beginning of my professional activity as a general practitioner, I have been part of the palliative care team at the hospital in Caldas since the beginning of the program at this prestigious institution in the city Of Manizales-Caldas-Colombia, my daily experience has been enriching to understand each of the different management options that we can offer our patients who are experiencing a state of critical health in advanced stages of oncological and non-oncological diseases, When they are not tributary of surgical or Onco-specific management, or whose functional reserve does not allow advance in studies or advanced treatments, in this way it is gratifying to be able to offer multiple interventions in the model of palliative attention reorienting the therapeutic effort to control of symptoms looking for Improve the quality of life of these patients, and in case of pres Refractory symptoms can offer the option of palliative sedation at the end of life, which in my concept is a fundamental aspect in this model of care and for which should be very clear concepts at the time of its application, on the other hand The integral and multidisciplinary intervention both at an organic level but also in its spiritual, psychological and social aspects, taking into account the great importance of establishing a good patient-medical-family-physician relationship, with a quality of communication and respect among all authors of Intervention, always based on a harmonious work among the team members, in order to cover all the factors that affect the health and well-being of the patient. During this journey, I completed the diploma in palliative care in chronic illness with the Fundación Universitaria Sanitas de Colombia and I attended the 11th international course on geriatrics focused on palliative care for the elderly in Mexico City. Now thanks to the opportunity offered by the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE, with the scholarship to participate in the 15th WORLD CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE; I was able to reaffirm my passion for palliative care, in addition to enriching my knowledge in the different diagnoses and clinical cases that we face each day, allowing me to provide an integral and human-quality care, with the most appropriate management and timely interventions directed to To provide optimum and effective care with the main objective of improving the quality of life and/or end-of-life conditions of each of my patients as well as affective support to their respective family environment.