2019; Volume 20, No 5, May
Table of Contents
- Message from the Chair Dr. Lukas Radbruch’s personal story about human rights and assisted suicide.
- Policy and Advocacy The highlight of April advocacy was IAHPC participation in the 10th Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, described in this month’s column by Advocacy Officer Dr. Katherine I. Pettus. IAHPC will host a side event at May’s 72nd World Health Assembly.
- Featured Article A compelling description of CanSupport (where ‘we help people discover their inherent ability to become greater than the suffering they face’) in India by its founder, and new IAHPC Board Member, Harmala Gupta.
- Progress Report Great Idea! Health sciences students at a university in Michigan, USA, write grant proposals as part of their course work. This month, they head overseas (but not literally!) to help a non-profit in Kiev, Ukraine.
- IAHPC Book Reviews
Book of the Month
HANDBOOK OF SUPPORTIVE ONCOLOGY AND PALLIATIVE CARE: Whole-Person Adult and Pediatric Care A practical handbook about whole-person supportive and palliative care
- THE ART OF DYING WELL: A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life A well-written and useful book that you could recommend to troubled patients and their carers.
- HOW TO BE AN EVEN BETTER LISTENER: A Practical Guide for Hospice and Palliative Care Volunteers Written for volunteers, but should be of interest to other members of the team interested in improving communication.
- EXPLORING HOPE IN SPIRITUAL CARE: A Practical Theological Guide for Chaplains Written for chaplains, but should be of interest to other members of the team interested in the spiritual aspects of care.
- PALLIATIVE CARE: A Guide for Health Social Workers About the importance of social work in the development of palliative care, and its ramifications.
- Lessons from the Literature
Under My Microscope IAHPC research advisor Tania Pastrana selects an article on trajectory of functional decline.
Media Watch On Dementia Barry Ashpole selects three recent articles that illuminate current practices and problems.
- AECPAL releases recommendations for the training of nurses
La Asociación Española de Enfermería en Cuidados Paliativos publicó recomendaciones para la formación de enfermeras.
- Great Idea! Volunteer-run non-profit collects travel loyalty points so that loved ones can visit patients at the end of life.
- $1.6 million grant for pediatric pain research
- Reader Recommended: Medical Education International
- EOL University: Tips on how hospice managers can support staff
- Advance care planning resources
- Family Support Card for U.S. organizations/groups
- New in the Calendar
Calendar of Events
Find the workshop, seminar, congress, or conference that speaks to you in the IAHPC Calendar of Events, updated monthly, that lists activities of special interest to those who work in palliative care. Or submit an event for consideration; it’s free!
- Membership Matters
- ACCP Receives Lifetime Member Award
- New and Renewing Members' List
List of Donors
Alison Ramsey, Senior Editor
Katherine Pettus, PhD, Advisor
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