2020; Volume 21, No 11, November
Palliative Care Nurse Caroline Wangechi unpacks a shipment of PPE from Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association. Photo courtesy of KHPCA. Used with permission.
Table of Contents
- Message from the Chair and Executive Director Lukas and Liliana announce winners of the IAHPC Members’ Recognition awards, and offer their perspective on both World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and how palliative care intersects with COVID-19.
- Policy and Advocacy Dr. Katherine Pettus on IAHPC tactics to hold countries to their commitments on palliative care under universal health coverage.
- IAHPC News & Calendar
- IAHPC to lead Civil Society Roundtable with WHO Executive Director on Nov. 25. Anyone can join via live link.
- My Care, My Comfort: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.
- Calendar of Events expands to facilitate access to all of 2020’s video & audio.
- Giving Tuesday is Dec. 1, but you don’t have to wait!
- Reminder Take part in the Global Palliative Care Database.
- In other news Researchers specify “goals of care,” APHN launches pediatric palliative care directory.
- What’s New in the IAHPC Calendar
- COVID-19 Survey: Workplace issues How our members around the world have been adapting to workplace challenges during the pandemic.
- Plus One physician writes about facing his fear of death.
- Featured Story 7 persuasive arguments you can use to press for palliative care, as listed by IAHPC Board Member Gulnara Kunirova.
- IAHPC Book Reviews
Book of the Month CHILDREN’S PALLIATIVE CARE: An International Case-Based Manual A good review of palliative care for children, with an international flavour.
- PALLIATIVE CARE IN NEPHROLOGY: Integrating Palliative Care Integrating palliative care into nephrology. Long overdue.
- INNOVATIONS IN HOSPICE ARCHITECTURE 2nd ed. Is the architecture itself a therapeutic modality?
- HIPPOCRATES' OATH AND ASCLEPIUS' SNAKE: The Birth of the Medical Profession Logical and well-written, it argues to uphold the traditions of our profession, rather than regard medicine as just a technical trade.
- DEATH AND SOCIAL POLICY IN CHALLENGING TIMES About the need for more social policy and infrastructure related to death and dying in the UK.
- App Reviews 3 0pioids calculators MDCalc, FPM's Opioid Calculator, eOpioid
- Lessons from the Literature
Under My Microscope IAHPC Research Advisor Dr. Tania Pastrana selects an article that provides practical clinical guidance on treating patients with heart failure.
Media Watch Barry Ashpole highlights a mixed bag of research: a course to teach the public about care for the dying, care during a crisis, and a survey on palliative care in public policy.
- Membership Matters
- Why do we ask members their age group?
- Members who took part in this issue
- New & Renewing Members’ List
- List of Donors
Liliana de Lima
MHA, Executive Director