Palliative Care Leaders in Developing Countries

2013; Volume 14, No 6, June

Palliative Care Leaders in Developing Countries

This section features participants to the International Leadership Development Initiative and the International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, under the leadership of Doctors Frank Ferris, Shannon Moore and Holly Yang.

We have created this space in our Newsletter to recognize their work, effort and commitment to improving palliative care in their countries.

Lilian R. Hidalgo, MD

A graduate of the International Leadership Development Initiative at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine. She is a Geriatrician at OncoSalud in Lima, Peru. She provides technical assistance on palliative care to healthcare professionals throughout Peru. She is committed to establishing Palliative Care units in Peru’s major hospitals, and is particularly interested in increasing the understanding of palliative care among healthcare professionals in Peru. Lilian’s key accomplishments are:

To learn more about Dr. Hidalgo, visit the International Palliative Care Resource Center website at http://www.ipcrc.net/news/lilian-r-hidalgo/

Hanneke Dippenaar-Brits, MD

A graduate of the International Leadership Development Initiative at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine. She is an Associate Professor in Family Medicine at the University of the Free State, in Bloemfontein South Africa. She trains Medical and Allied Health Students in communication, teamwork, Inter-professional teaching and Palliative Care. She is responsible for Peadiatric services in the district hospital where they treat a lot of HIV positive children. Hanneke is the Medical Director of Sunflower Children's Hospice.

During the LDI course Hanneke enrolled for a Master’s degree in Health Professions Education and graduated in June 2012. She also started with Inter-professional training rounds and accredited it for CME.

Last year Hanneke started to integrate Pediatric Palliative Care as part of normal hospital care for all children in need of Palliative care.
She also assisted with a formal training programme for Home Based Care and another programme for professionals in Pediatric Palliative care.

To learn more about Dr. Dippenaar-Brits, visit the International Palliative Care Resource Center website at http://www.ipcrc.net/news/hanneke-dippenaar-brits-south-africa-leader/

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