2015; Volume 16, No 7, July


Each month, we publish a limited selection of items that we feel will be of interest to our global readership. Content is welcomed but please observe the criteria for inclusion:

FREE IAHPC Membership for Undergraduate Students!

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care is pleased to announce a free one-year membership to undergraduate college/university students of any discipline!

And many more!

Student membership is valid for one year only and can be renewed annually at no cost as long as the undergraduate status is maintained and demonstrated. The following must be provided:

The undergraduate student application is online in the IAHPC website.

AAHPM Developing Countries Scholarship to attend 2016 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly in Chicago, U.S. Deadline: 3 August 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the AAHPM Developing Countries Scholarship – open to physicians who reside in developing countries (as defined by the World Bank). This scholarship will award up to $5,000 to cover travel and related expenses to attend the AAHPM & HPNA (American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association) Annual Assembly in Chicago, Illinois, March 9-12, 2016.

Learn the latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field.

For further information, please contact Jen Bose, Marketing and Membership Manager.

NEW from the Palliative Care Network – free lecture to download

Models of Care and Strategies to Provide Early Palliative Care Delivery

Lecture delivered by Professor Roderick D. MacLeod, Senior Staff Specialist and Conjoint Professor in Palliative Care, HammondCare and University of Sydney, Australia.

Download the lecture here.

Read more about the Palliative Care Network

PCN aims to alleviate patient suffering by providing open access educational materials for professionals from all disciplines of palliative care on a global scale.

Windows Within Project

Mary York, a hospice volunteer and founder of the Windows Within Project, introduces a new online resource that features the experiences of hospice volunteers

The Windows Within Project is a place where hospice volunteers share profound discoveries and reflections about what truly matters in life. The Project's unique vision is to embrace the ‘windows within’ volunteers and patients and to celebrate the wisdom and inspiration that often accompanies end of life experiences.

Volunteers believe it is an honor to sit with someone who is living through the end of their life. Windows Within Project’s Spotlight Volunteer for April, Sky Yeasayer, expresses it this way, “My work is a great reminder of the preciousness of life.” See her Spotlight feature here and her beautiful ‘Pink Angels’ reflection.

By featuring hospice volunteers and sharing their profound experiences, I hope that we will all learn to better embrace our mortality, and live a life of gratitude and service.

Please share this new resource with your friends, family and colleagues via your social media networks and communities.



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