Membership Matters

2021; Volume 22, No 11, November
Enthusiasm of the ATLANTES team for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day was evident! Photo used with permission.

Members’ Impact

Two articles by the ATLANTES Global Palliative Care Observatory, Institute for Culture and Society, University of Navarra were published in September.

The first article, Adaptation and Continuous Learning: Integrative review of coping strategies of palliative care professionals, published in Palliative Medicine, explores the coping challenges faced by palliative care professionals. The aim of the study was to synthesize evidence of coping strategies in palliative care professionals, and how different strategies play roles over time. Four main strategies were identified.

The second article, Population’s Potential Accessibility to Specialized Palliative Care Services: A comparative study in three European countries, was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The study compares populations' driving time to specialized palliative care services in three countries: Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland.

IAHPC Board Member Dr. Chitra Venkateswaran, from the Mehac Foundation and the Department of Psychiatry, Believers Church Medical College, Tiruvalla, contributed to several articles on the impact of COVID-19 in India.

Dr. Venkateswaran is part of a group of 31 authors of the article Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Healthcare Workers in India & Their Perceptions on the Way Forward—A qualitative study in the Indian Journal of Medical Research in September. The article explores how health care workers around the globe have experienced psychosocial challenges related to their work, family relationships, personal well-being, and health care workers’ experiences of stigma related to COVID-19.

Along with Odette Spruijt (an IAHPC Advocacy Focal Point), Sunitha Daniel, Shoba Nair, former IAHPC Board Member Mhoira Leng, and 10 others, Dr. Venkateswaran coauthored Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 in the Context of Palliative Care—A quick review published in the Indian Journal of Palliative Care in June. The review assesses physical and psycho-socio-spiritual symptoms, complex medical decision-making, end-of-life care issues, grief and bereavement, and needs to be integrated into the pathway of care provision in COVID-19. Palliative care, the authors state, has much to offer in alleviating serious health-related suffering.

In Reimagining Community Mental Health Care Services: Case study of a need based biopsychosocial response initiated during pandemic, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry in October, Dr. Venkateswaran and colleagues presents “a flexible, need-based biopsychosocial response” to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable communities.

Members in This Month’s Newsletter

The IAHPC leadership would like to thank the many members who participated in stories and columns in this month’s newsletter.

Policy & Advocacy

Grants in Action

LMIC Learning Opportunity

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Featured Story

Meet Our Lifetime Members

List of Members

A list of individuals who joined, or renewed their membership with, IAHPC during the past month.

Membership renewals
Name Country
Therese Engeler Australia
Luisa Fernanda Arenas Ochoa Colombia
Maria Mercedes Fajardo Colombia
Galilee Palliative Care Unit Greece
Bidhu K. Mohanti India
Shalini AJ India
Hibah Osman Lebanon
Sarah Akande Nigeria
Diana Camelia Moldovan Romania
Theodora Timoth Ndumgura Tanzania
Racheal Dipio Uganda
Adriana Ruggio United States
Kathleen Grimm United States
Nancy Hinds United States
New members
Name Country
Ryder Albania Association Albania
Mary Duffy Australia
Ramoncito Yacab Belize
Herley Medeiros Lins Brazil
Marcela Solarzano El Salvador
German Society for Palliative Medicine Germany
Thea Benkel Germany
Samuel Asamoah Boateng Ghana
Nwoye Chukwunonso Ugochukwu Nigeria
Roslyn Alfred-Demas Trinidad and Tobago
Antonia Kamate Tukundane Uganda
Grace Kasozi Uganda
Harriet Nakiganda Muganga Uganda
Jackiline Namulondo Uganda
Maria Bangisibano Uganda
Christina Leone United States
Julie Chiumento United States
Mika Roland United States
Nour Masri United States

See the full list of IAHPC members

Do you have any questions regarding membership issues?

Contact Ms. Genevieve Napier

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