2018; Volume 19, No 12, December
The Table of Contents
- Message from the Chair and Executive Director Highlights of IAHPC projects and achievements throughout 2018, plus a few messages for all.
- Editor’s Corner
- Policy and Advocacy This month, IAHPC Advocacy Officer Dr. Katherine I. Pettus shares a pair of reports from IAHPC delegates who attended international meetings in October, and puts out a call for future delegates.
- Featured Article Tools to help regulate, manage the supply, control quality, and use internationally controlled essential medicines form the second part of our 2-part feature. An overview of the topic was published in the November issue.
- IAHPC Grants in Action A report from the 5th Kenya National Palliative Care Conference in Nairobi.
- IAHPC Book Reviews
- Palliative Care Nursing: Quality Care to the End of Life, 5e.: A good review of palliative care nursing from the USA.
- Palliative Care Nursing: Principles and evidence for Practice, 3e.: A good review of palliative care nursing from the UK.
- Recollections: Remembering Through Sights and Sounds (DVDs): Stunning photography to go with three CDs of Room 217’s music.
- Neuropalliative Care: A Guide to Improving the Lives of Patients and Families Affected by Neurological Disease: Insights into the palliative and end-of-life care needs of patients with neurological disease.
- Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life: One way of looking at improving communication in oncology and palliative care.
- Let’s Talk about Death Over Dinner: An Invitation and Guide to Life’s Most Important Conversation: Written for the lay reader, this is about improving communication and planning.
- Media Watch
This issue of The Journal of Contemporary Social Services is focused on the robust intersection of palliative care with social work knowledge, values, and skills.
Surveys & Solutions
Suggestions for pediatric palliative care researchers, possible solutions for medication management, conflicting attitudes of doctors and prosecutors in Brazil toward end-of-life care.
- Interprofessional palliative care education for pediatric oncology clinicians: An evidence-based practice review. Central components for successful pediatric PC education programs are listed.
- Access to palliative care for homeless people: Complex lives, complex care. Three key themes [that emerged in this study] were: “late access,” “capricious trajectory,” and “complex care.”
- A systematic review in support of the National Consensus Project Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, highlighting the large and varied body of research that exists in palliative care.
- IAHPC Calendar of Events
- Australia Hospice for Adolescents & Young Adults Planned
- NHCPO 2019 Webinar Schedule
- Palliative Care Outcome Scale Workshop in February
- Share Your Great Finds: Reader Recommended
- If You Have a Moment...: Personal stories of those who received hospice care, in video format.
- POS Developers Seek to Expand Offerings
- Introducing... The Association for Palliative and Hospice Care in Kyrgyzstan
- IAHPC Membership Matters
- Deadlines have been set for 23 Traveling Scholarships. Now is the time to consider applying for scholarships to 1 of 3 conferences: EAPC, Oceanic PC, and African PC Association.
- New and Renewing Members' List
- Fundraising Campaigns: Giving Tuesday Launches Library Fundraiser (and more!). It’s not too late to support a library that gives every member access to published best practices.
- Your Donation Helps Those Who Need it Most. We are grateful for every gift, large or small; our work to relieve suffering is dependent on donors like you.
- Last Month’s Donors
Alison Ramsey, Senior Editor
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