2020; Volume 21, No 1, January
$8,211 Raised in IAHPC Education Appeal
Thank you to all who responded to our appeal and contributed to the IAHPC “Education Relieves Health-Related Suffering” campaign on Giving Tuesday, December 3. Donations totalled $6,011. Added to matching funds for donations received through the Global Giving website, the amount grew to $8,211.
More than 11,200 donors contributed $USD1.67 million on that one day, benefitting 4,063 nonprofit projects around the world.
How and Where to Get Palliative Care in the U.S.
United States residents seeking palliative care can consult the newly-established Palliative Care Provider Directory to identify local resources. The directory is a free, searchable database produced by the U.S. Center to Advance Palliative Care. More than 900 palliative care services have contributed to this directory of thousands of community resources available to palliative care patients, their families, and referring providers.
The site also includes general information:
- What Is It? Defines palliative care, lists disease types, has an FAQ on palliative care, and provides handouts for families.
- Is It Right for You? is a five-question quiz to help determine if palliative care is appropriate.
- How To Get It explains how to talk to your doctor and suggests a list of questions to ask your palliative care team.
- The Blog contains clinical and other articles about palliative care.
- Resources is a bank of relevant links, videos, podcasts, and webinars. It also has sections for caregivers and policymakers; describes types of care (e.g., Community Aging in Place, Guided Care, etc.); and provides a glossary. FYI: IAHPC maintains a comprehensive palliative care dictionary, Pallipedia, suited to clinicians, caregivers, and patients.
Learn more about the Center To Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) in the IAHPC Global Directory of Palliative Care Institutions & Organizations.
Each month, we publish items that may be of interest to our global readership. Contributions are welcomed.
- Content should describe opportunities to advance palliative care and improve knowledge, skills, and networking, e.g., education and training, travel grants, access to online resources, etc.
- 150 words maximum.
- Copy deadline: 20th of each month.
- Please submit your copy to the editor together with any JPEG images. We reserve the right to edit content.
Please also consider promoting your education and training events in the IAHPC Global Directory of Education in Palliative Care. It’s quick and easy — just submit your content online.
What’s New in the IAHPC Calendar of Events
The following events were added last month to the IAHPC Calendar of Events.
- German Society for Pain Medicine Pain and Palliative Day 2020. Congress. March 19-21, 2020, Leipzig.
- The 3rd Sapporo Conference for Palliative and Supportive Care in Cancer, August 21-22, 2020, Sapporo.
- 1st National Conference of Paediatric Palliative Care Malaysia 2020, June 25-27, 2020, Petaling Jaya.
- Basic Qualitative Research in Healthcare. Course. January 29-30, 2020.
- CLEAR Course on End of Life Care. Course. February 12, 2020.
- ADEC 2020 Annual Conference, April 28-May 2, 2020, Columbus, Ohio.
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!
What's New in Pallipedia
The following 24 definitions have been added to Pallipedia by site administrator Dr. Robert Wenk.
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