Dummy medicine vials filled with sweets and a brochure were created by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime to address the problem of access to pain-relieving medicines. Photo by Katherine Pettus. Used with permission.
Coming in April
Special IAHPC Newsletter
on assisted dying practices
The special issue on physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia includes:
- results of our members’ survey in the fall of 2022, plus
- comments on the survey results by the heads of
6 international palliative care organizations and
21 key leaders in palliative care.
IAHPC undertook the survey and decided on doing this special issue because assisted dying practices are becoming part of the end-of-life landscape in some countries, and are being discussed in several others. The survey measures the impact of these practices on palliative care provision and presents opinions of our members.
Table of Contents
- Dear Readers A few words of gratitude on this, the 27th anniversary of the IAHPC Newsletter, plus an invitation to send us your reports on palliative care in your backyard, and a plea to speak up against adding fentanyl to the WHO list of essential medicines.
- Policy & Advocacy Katherine Pettus reports on actions by UNODC to address inequity in global access to controlled medicines. Plus: a report on availability barriers, ongoing pressure to revise language in a proposed WHO treaty, notable UN side events, and the surprised response to her presentation at a regional conference.
- IAHPC News
- IAHPC’s 2023 Individual Recognition Award winners from Ghana, Myanmar, and Brazil answer a few personal questions.
- IAHPC opposes an application to add fentanyl citrate to the WHO list of essential medicines.
- Great idea! A program that teaches and connects young caregivers, from age 5 to 25.
- Tidbits ICPCN new logo shines; Asia-Pacific conference abstract deadline extended.
- New in Pallipedia
- What’s New in the IAHPC Calendar.
- Featured Story Palliative care inroads in Palestine, by IAHPC Board Member Hanan Saca-Hazboun.
- Lessons from the Literature On My Radar Barry Ashpole identifies full-access articles of interest: a review of palliative care services in Africa, integrating palliative care into oncology care worldwide, a metric for unmet patient needs.
- Membership Matters
- Delicious! Delicioso! Délicieux! Norma Mahabir’s spice cake recipe. Submit your recipe!
- New & Renewing Members’ List
- Last Month’s Donors
Liliana de Lima
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