2015; Volume 16, No 9, September


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:

Surf the IAHPC website

At IAHPC we’re dedicated to the promotion and development of palliative care throughout the world. Whether you're a newcomer or an old friend, please check us out at – you might be surprised!

In our Resources section, you’ll find useful documents, statements and directories relating to:

In our About IAHPC section, you can view and download information on:

In our Members’ section you’ll find some special benefits including access to the CINAHL database with unlimited on-line access / downloads of full text articles from leading palliative care journals, and much more…

WHO Fact Sheets on Palliative Care

Preparing a lecture or publication and need up-to-date facts on palliative care? The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently uploaded a useful fact sheet to its website. Information includes key facts about palliative care, poor access and barriers, what countries can do to make sure that palliative care is included in the continuum of care for people with chronic and life-threatening conditions, and how the WHO has responded and will continue to work to strengthen palliative care. The Palliative Care Fact Sheet (N°402 July 2015) is currently available in English, French and Russian on the WHO website (Media Centre).

NEW on the Palliative Care Network Community website

Symptom Burden and Distress in Patients with Cancer – PowerPoint lecture delivered by Dr. Sofía Bunge.

Sofía Bunge is an attending physician at the Palliative Care Unit, Tornú Hospital, Programa Argentino de Medicina Paliativa-Fundación Femeba (PAMP-FF), Medical Director of Hospice Casa de la Bondad, Manos Abiertas Foundation, and Education Coordinator of PAMP-FF, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Download the lecture here.

Leadership personified – an interview with Prof. Sheila Payne, Past President of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC)

Professor Payne shares her experiences, highlights of her career, and her role with the EAPC. Read the interview here.

For more information and resources please visit the website of the PCN community.

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