Galilee team members: Aneza Roussou, Ioannis Liakopoulos, Fotini Deskou, Kyriakos Tarantinos, Marios Osmenai, Manos Trapalis, Eleni Avgetidou, Andreas Mullalli, Vassiliki Mpiskemi, Argyro Tsiatsouli, and Sevasti Amoiridou.
The 2019 IAHPC Institutional Member Award Winner is a non-profit, interdisciplinary palliative care provider in Greece that began in 2010 for adults with cancer, expanded to those with ALS in 2016, and whose goal is to extend its services — all free of charge — to other patient groups with life-threatening illnesses.
This is the second year that IAHPC has presented the Institutional Award, as a way to recognize the commitment and support from leaders in institutions that join the IAHPC as Lifetime Members.
The award confers a USD$2,000 grant for one staff member, chosen by the institution, to attend a palliative care conference or educational program of their choice. An annual award winner is chosen at random from among current institutional members; Galilee joined IAHPC in in 2012.
The Galilee Palliative Care Unit was enacted thanks to His Eminence Nikolaos, Metropolitan Bishop of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki. Conceived as a home-care service free of financial barriersto those in need, Galilee required three years of planning to launch, beginning with targeting a patient group and interviewing them to determine their needs.
‘Our efforts are guided by the person who is suffering. Our aim is to relieve the pain, to embrace the difficulties, to share the burden with the patient and his family and to be of support in every way possible.’
— His Eminence Nikolaos
Outreach includes opening its doors to the public once a month, to introduce people to palliative care; guided tours for professionals and community members; and organized visits by school children.
Galilee also advocates for legislation concerning palliative care in Greece.
‘IAHPC membership has provided GALILEE’s Interdisciplinary team easy access to articles and other resources necessary for the improvement of the quality of the services delivered,’ the Galilee team reported. ‘Also, it gave us the chance to create networks with other IAHPC members and to connect to the international palliative care community.’
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Read the list of individuals who joined/renewed their membership with IAHPC during the past month.
|Maria Susana Ciruzzi||Argentina|
|Luisa Fernanda Rodriguez Campos||Colombia|
|Mubeneshayi Kananga Anselme||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Rahul D. Arora||India|
|Mamak Tahmesebi||Iran (Islamic Republic of)|
|Seunghoon Oh||Korea (Republic of)|
|Wah Wah Myint Zu||Myanmar|
|Sue Marsden||New Zealand|
|Carmen Katiana Sagel Huber||Panama|
|Maria Fidelis Manalo||Philippines|
|Mari Joanne Joson||Philippines|
|Barbara Amity Flores||Philippines|
|Maria Emmylou Nicolas-Casem||Philippines|
|Jocelyn C. Que||Philippines|
|Nicky GunnClark||South Africa|
|Marisa Martin Rosello||Spain|
|Nahla Gafer M Saeed||Sudan|
|Institute for Palliative Care Lund University||Sweden|
|Bugando Medical Centre||Tanzania|
|Karen Cox||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Liz Grant||United Kingdom|
|Patrick Coyne||United States|
|Alvaro MÃ©ndez Guerra||Uruguay|
|Patricia Bonilla||Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of )|
|Carolina Neiva Guedes da Silva||Brazil|
|Nathalie Olano Duque||Colombia|
|Madhira Wadri||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Anguyi Obhidha||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Avinash Kumar Tiwari||India|
|Zarina Kurbonbekova||Kyrgyz Republic|
|Nigora Abidjonova||Kyrgyz Republic|
|Blanka Schuster Hospice West Auckland||New Zealand|
|Jose Amado COPHOES Rebagliati||Peru|
|Moelagi Leilani Jackson||Samoa|
|Li Kuan Tan||Singapore|
|Linda Blum||United States|
|Nguyen Thi Hoang Quynh||Vietnam|