2012; Volume 13, No 10, October


International Development and Education Award (IDEA)

The International Development and Education Award (IDEA) provides support for early-career oncologists in low- and middle-income countries to attend the ASCO Annual Meeting and visit a cancer center in the United States or Canada.

The program provides continuing medical education, assists in career development, and helps recipients establish strong relationships with leading ASCO members who serve as scientific mentors. In addition, IDEA recipients receive 3 years of complimentary ASCO membership.
IDEA is supported by the Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO.

Applications open October 1, 2012 and are due January 9, 2013.

Read more here.

Consultant for Research to Identify the Need for Palliative Care

UNICEF/ICPCN calls for a consultant for research to identify the need for palliative care in 3 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and to develop a methodology to then use in other countries throughout the world.

More information available at the UNICEF website

Dying At Home Program

In 1980 a dying cancer patient asked us if he could remain at home to die with his family and friends gathered around him. We enabled him to do just that.

The Dying At Home Program draws together family, friends and neighbors of a dying loved one in a deeply compassionate response, as they journey through this precious time of life. The Dying at Home Program provides individualized, enabling support and education for families and their personal community.

The essence of the program is a simple, yet highly effective step-by-step program used by thousands of families over the years since inception.

Educational booklets are available for downloading (with instant translation available into many languages), which provide information on how to care at home for their loved one and themselves, how to best experience this precious opportunity, what is normal in the later stages of living and the Green and Free Medicines Books, specifically for developing worlds.

The program fits well with palliative care/hospice to the home in those countries where such services are available. In other countries where palliative care is unavailable the program can stand alone to support families and their community.

In 2004/2006 we adapted our program for people dying of HIV/AIDS in remote rural villages in South Africa. Our most recent projects, which will be culturally adapted, are for Australian Aboriginal people titled, “Kurunpa, keeping spirit on country” and the most recent invitation is from Myanmar (Burma) to establish the program there.

Our vision always has been to create a social movement with families who have been enabled by the program, teaching onwards with other families in their community via the website. Our hope is that this will effect a restoration of the role of community in compassionate caring for its own dying.

The DYING AT HOME PROGRAM is now available, as always free of charge on the web, for developing and developed worlds.

We invite you to spread the word of the availability of this resource in your communities.

Dr Helen-Anne Manion OAM, Gerard Manion OAM
Co-Founders and Directors
41 Neil St Bundeena, NSW 2230, Australia

For more information please follow the link

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