By Genevieve Napier
IAHPC Programs Officer
In the past few months, we revealed the breakdown of your fellow IAHPC members by geographic region, age, and profession. Over the next few issues, we’ll be taking a deeper dive into each geographic region.
The region with the most members is Asia; it accounted for 27% of members as of March 31, 2021. In fact, there are members in 32 countries in Asia: the largest group is in India (36%), followed by the Philippines (10%), then China and Bangladesh (6% each). The pie chart below gives a more detailed breakdown.
Look for the country-by-country breakdown of Africa in our June issue; North and South America in our July issue, and Europe in our August issue.
Four of the six authors of “Top Ten Tips Palliative Clinicians Should Know About Evidence-Based Advocacy,” published online on April 30 by the Journal of Palliative Medicine, are IAHPC members. They are: William E. Rosa, PhD, MBE, ACHPN, FAANP, FAAN; IAHPC Advocacy Officer Katherine I. Pettus, PhD; IAHPC Executive Director Liliana De Lima, MHA; and IAHPC Chair of the Board Lukas Radbruch, MD. The other co-authors are Allison Silvers, MBA, and Stacie Sinclair, MPP.
The article lists “10 pragmatic tips that palliative specialists can use to advocate for policy changes that enhance PC access and equity at institutional, local, national, and global levels.”
The abstract states that: “Palliative specialists are uniquely positioned to merge their clinical expertise with empirical evidence to advocate for improved PC delivery. There is a vital feedback loop between advocacy and clinical practice that palliative specialists can leverage to influence key stakeholders and decision makers and bridge PC policy deficits. Sustained interdisciplinary partnerships are critical to evidence-based PC advocacy that addresses resource gaps, social injustice, and unmet and disparate needs. Although PC advocacy may appear optional or even frivolous at times, it is an essential skill for any practitioner working to improve care for seriously ill individuals and their families.”
The article’s DOI is 10.1089/jpm.2021.0182.
If you have a recently published article that you wish to share with your IAHPC colleagues, please contact Genevieve Napier.
The IAHPC leadership would like to thank the many members who participated in stories and columns in this month’s newsletter.
A list of individuals who joined, or renewed their membership with, IAHPC during the past month.
|Juliano Ferreira Arcuri||Brazil|
|Maria Alejandra Palma||Chile|
|Flor De Maria Cuellar Gonzalez||El Salvador|
|Rafael Ernesto Cerna Pena||El Salvador|
|Galilee Palliative Care Unit||Greece|
|Hungarian Hospice Palliative Association (HHPA)||Hungary|
|All Ireland Institute Of Hospice And Palliative Care (AIIHPC)||Ireland|
|Lucy Kishindo Finch||Malawi|
|Norwegian Association for Palliative Medicine||Norway|
|Jesus Eugenio De Jesus||Philippines|
|Clint Cupido||South Africa|
|International Children's Palliative Care Network (ICPCN)||South Africa|
|New Health Foundation||Spain|
|Jacek Soroka||United States|
|Sorush Niknamian||United States|
|Maria Mercedes Bernada||Uruguay|
|Quach Thanh Khanh||Vietnam|
|Hanan Saca-Hazboun||West Bank and Gaza|
|Eduardo Luis DE VITO||Argentina|
|Mirza Jacqueline Alcalde Castro||Canada|
|Angela Mangili Cisternas||Chile|
|Cristina de los Angeles Avila Ramirez||Chile|
|Ximena Farfan Zuniga||Chile|
|Luz Marina Cano||Colombia|
|Costa Rican Association of Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine||Costa Rica|
|Jessica Fernanda Alvarado Yumisaca||Ecuador|
|Kazakhstan Palliative Care Association||Kazakhstan|
|Cristian Oswaldo Hernandez Ramirez||Mexico|
|Maricela Avila Escobar||Mexico|
|Martha Guzman Morales||Mexico|
|University of Cape Town, Division of Family Medicine, Palliative Medicine||South Africa|
|Karen Wenger||United States|
|Valeria Le Pera||Uruguay|
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