- Message from the Chair and Executive Director Lukas and Liliana draw attention to two annual October events, IAHPC members' month and World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, plus one new project: an initial palliative care consultation database.
- Policy and Advocacy Advocacy Focal Points from four new countries — Chile, Colombia, Germany, and India — join the original cohort from 2019-2020.
- Guest Advocacy Column Ebtesam Ahmed, DPharm, reflects on how pharmacists’ advocacy can help improve access to essential palliative care medicines.
- COVID-19 Survey: Patient Care How do we provide care when we can't be present? Our members weigh in.
- IAHPC News & Calendar
- Global Palliative Care Database; an innovative project that provides information about patients at the time when palliative care was initiated.
- Oct. 10 is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day This year’s theme is “Palliative Care: My Care, My Comfort”. See what IAHPC board members have to say about the World Day and learn about the daylong event on Zoom that anyone can attend for free with two goals: wisdom sharing and community building. Also, send us your photos!
- “Ethical principles” is now Pallipedia’s most-search term; a WHA resolution, WHO guidance, and UN statement detail ethical care and obligations.
- Reminder Become a member now to be eligible for Members’ Recognition Prizes.
- In other news The Global CALM Program invites your input in a quick, 10-question, multiple choice survey; ICPCN’s “Hats and Masks on for Childrens’ Palliative Care” campaign on Oct. 9.
- What’s New in the IAHPC Calendar
- Featured Story Dr. Eve Namisango on how spiritual and existential growth is possible at end of life, and how that may be a path toward advance care planning in Africa.
- IAHPC Book Reviews
Book of the Month FINDING DIGNITY AT THE END OF LIFE: A Spiritual Reflection on Palliative Care Interesting and thought-provoking.
Other Review PERSPECTIVES ON PALLIATIVE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE: Disease, Social and Cultural Context Reviews the psychosocial and psychological aspects of palliative and end-of-life care.
- Lessons from the Literature
Under My Microscope IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana highlights an article on neuroleptic strategies for patients with terminal agitation and delirium.
Media Watch: Nursing A selection of notable articles on nursing, selected by Barry Ashpole.
- Membership Matters
- Members’ Impact This new addition to the IAHPC Newsletter celebrates members’ achievements. Let us know yours!
- New & Renewing Members’ List
- List of Donors