2020; Volume 21, No 6, June
Table of Contents
- Message from the Chair and Executive Director Lukas and Liliana comment on events in the U.S., globally, and particular to both IAHPC members and others working in palliative care.
- Policy and Advocacy Dr. Katherine Pettus reports on an advocacy victory — negotiators from Zambia and Bangladesh ensured that the World Health Assembly resolution on COVID-19 response now includes palliative care — and outlines advocates’ next steps.
- IAHPC News
- Tell It Like It Is: IAHPC members, please take a few moments to fill out a brief survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on palliative care provision and providers. The pandemic has provoked other surveys of interest.
- Global Palliative Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic Series:
- Upcoming webinars in this ongoing series focus on highly vulnerable patients, telehealth, and nursing.
- Check out May briefing notes, which add detail and depth to the webinars.
- The first international, case-based manual for children’s palliative care clinicians, edited by Prof. Julia Downing, is published.
- WHO updates its Clinical Management of COVID-19 interim guidance.
- JPSM publishes an article on IAHPC’s Consensus-Based Definition of Palliative Care.
- What’s New in Pallipedia.
- New IAHPC Calendar Listings.
- COVID-19 Frontline Report Results of a survey of clinicians and patients in Kenya.
- Featured Story Swift and Effective: How Kerala palliative care experts and the government moved quickly to produce a COVID-19 Toolkit Resource E-book applicable to low-resource countries.
- IAHPC Book Reviews
Palliative Care Book of the Month
BEFORE AND AFTER LOSS: A Neurologist’s Perspective on Loss, Grief, and Our Brain Including a reasonable dose of medical science, this is one of the better accounts of grief and bereavement that I have seen.
- THE MEDICINE: A Doctor’s Notes 50 short essays by a Melbourne physician, covering a range of issues, including a number with relevance to palliative care. Enjoyable!
- SPIRITUALITY AND MEANING MAKING IN CHRONIC ILLNESS: How Spiritual Caregivers Can Help People Navigate Long-term Health Conditions Spiritual care, using the narrative of her own rheumatoid arthritis, and using The Wizard of Oz as metaphor for chronic illness.
- DEATH, RELIGION AND LAW: A Guide for Clinicians Covers belief systems in general, death and dying in the 13 major religions, and legal aspects of death in the UK.
- Lessons from the Literature
Under My Microscope IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana flags a study where burnout for medical staff in COVID-19 frontline wards is less than those in other wards.
Media Watch Notable articles on pediatric palliative care, COVID-19 and grief/bereavement, and family care at end of life selected by Barry Ashpole. Plus a COVID-19 article of particular interest to Asian countries.
- Membership Matters
- New & Renewing Members’ List
- List of Donors
Liliana de Lima
MHA, Executive Director
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