2019; Volume 20, No 8, August
Table of Contents
- Message from the Editorial Staff Inspirational work is being done by palliative care providers, especially those in resource-challenged countries.
- Policy and Advocacy Dr. Katherine Pettus reports on the first virtual WHO meeting, and says an upcoming high-level meeting on Universal Health Care could be a turning point for global palliative care development. Also: an urgent call for IAHPC members to attend a WHO Europe meeting.
- Grants in Action The second, and last, set of reports from IAHPC Traveling Scholarship winners, who attended the EAPC Congress in May.
- Progress Report How Fundación Hondureña para el Niño con Cáncer has changed the lives of children with cancer in Honduras.
Cómo la Fundación Hondureña para el Niño con Cáncer ha cambiado la vida de los niños con cáncer en Honduras.
- Featured Article Board member Dr. Ebtesam Ahmed describes the challenges of palliative care in Egypt.
IAHPC Book Reviews
- BOOK OF THE MONTH
- EUTHANASIA. PUTTING THE CULTURE TO DEATH? Seven Questions About Assisted Suicide Very good. Short, well written and not too clinical.
- OTHER REVIEWS
- PALLIATIVE CARE WITHIN MENTAL HEALTH: Ethical Practice Palliative care in mental health, and insights into the management of mental health issues in palliative care generally.
- HANDBOOK OF PAIN AND PALLIATIVE CARE. 2nd Ed. Biopsychosocial and Environmental Approaches for the Life Course Interdisciplinary, biopsychosocial, environmental, and life course perspective on pain and palliative care.
- A COMPREHENSIVE HANDBOOK OF CANCER PAIN MANAGEMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES The management of cancer pain in resource-poor countries.
- Lessons from the Literature
Under My Microscope Tania Pastrana selects a research article that explores patient perception of palliative care.
Media Watch: Spiritual Care Barry Ashpole selects articles on this essential component of treatment and care.
Announcements, Resource & Events
- ‘My Care, My Right’ is the theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on October 12, 2019.
Great idea! 12 Symptoms Flyer: An effective way to help teachers and parents detect pediatric cancer.
Folleto de 12 síntomas: una forma efectiva de ayudar a los maestros y padres a detectar el cáncer pediátrico.
- A combined palliative care/cultural immersion tour of Northern India.
- New in the IAHPC Calendar of Events
- Find the palliative-care-related workshop, seminar, congress, or conference you need or want to attend. Or submit an event for consideration; it’s free!
IAHPC Membership Matters New & Renewing Members List
Alison Ramsey, Senior Editor
Katherine Pettus, PhD, Advisor
Liliana de Lima, MHA, Executive Director
Danilo Fritzler, Webmaster