July 4, 2024

Pallinews: Care & Change Are Rooted in Individuals - A trio of experiences

Circumstances align caregiving for my sister with glioblastoma & the neuropalliative care course by IAHPC & INPCS.

India's largest home care service successfully fosters centers run by volunteers.

A fun-filled & enriching experience to help propel palliative care to the fore, as described by Sherin Susan Paul.

June 20, 2024

Pallinews: Success stories: nurses on social media, & the pan-African institution, APCA

A chat with 2 hospice nurses who unwittingly blew up on TikTok and An interview with Executive Director Emmanuel Luyirika.

June 6, 2024

Pallinews: IAHPC advocacy at work in global meetings & exploring self-perceived burden

IAHPC Statements at the World Health Assembly: Reports on our advocacy impact at this global congress, by Katherine Pettus, Megan Doherty, & Richard Bauer.

Interfaith Symposium: PC is "a genuine form of compassion," says Pope Francis. Katherine Pettus reports on the event.

Self-Perceived Burden: What does it mean, for patients with advanced illness? Romayne Gallagher synthesizes a set of articles on the topic.

May 23, 2024

Sharing experiences: Growing a PC service; ALCP people & posters

Kazakhstan's 25-year journey from no hospice care to today's very different landscape, including key factors to success.

The ALCP congress through the eyes of IAHPC Scholars from Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador & Guatemala.

May 9, 2024

Palliative Sedation is NOT Assisted Suicide, and Major Palliative Care Initiative in India

A statement—with explanation—made at a symposium, & other advocacy news by Katherine Pettus.

How an advocacy seed grant to India’s Cancer Aid Society blossomed.

April 25, 2024

Tips for Nurses, Institutions that inspire & more

Tips for palliative care nurses from IAHPC Board Member Stella Rithara, a palliative care nursing pioneer in Kenya. Learn more about IAHPC 2024 Recognition Award recipients in Malawi, India, and Spain.

April 15, 2024

Juntos somos más fuertes (Together we are stronger)

Info on IAHPC at the Latin American congress: poster winners, scholarship recipients, partners in global access project.

Plus Details, details! When seeking a palliative care educational program in your region, the IAHPC Global Directory of Education Programs is your best friend, giving you a roundup of details in one freely available, easy-access location.

April 8, 2024

Pallinews: Encouraging advances

Palliative care advocacy roundup for March on: the ALCP congress, advances at high-level meetings—a resolution on controlled medicines, pledges to improve availability—a model West African drug law, & more. By IAHPC Senior Director of Advocacy and Partnerships Katherine Pettus.

Plus Looking for a palliative care event? Check the searchable IAHPC Calendar. Having a palliative care event? Submit your listing!

April 1, 2024

Pallinews: “Personhood,” Not “Patienthood”

6 tips on dignity-conserving practice in palliative care, from community palliative care physician and GP Kim Adzich.

Plus New & free! An ICPCN online course, Neonatal Palliative Care: An Enhanced Course.

March 25, 2024

Promoting Resilience & Preventing Burnout: One size does not fit all

Worth Repeating. Originally published in the February 2020 issue of the IAHPC Newsletter.

Plus New & free to all! IAHPC course in Spanish: Aspectos prácticos en el tratamiento del dolor crónico (Practical Aspects in Chronic Pain Treatment) by Dr. Roberto Wenk.

March 18, 2024

What Is Ours to Carry?

Book review by Frank Brennan on Wendy Lau’s “Inner Practice of Medicine”: why physicians respond as they do.

Plus 3 well-reviewed books —not textbooks—from the past few years, on death with dignity, on spirituality & much more.

March 11, 2024

Advocacy update by Katherine Pettus

Drug policy & human rights take center stage. Note: IAHPC online and in-person side event March 18 on improving availability of controlled medicines.

Plus Fast, Free, Useful, Accurate On-the-go resources & reference materials for palliative care workers.

March 4, 2024

Visit the IAHPC Booth at the ALCP and AAHPM Congresses (& save big on your membership)

Take advantage of your chance to bring your concerns, questions & comments directly to the IAHPC. While at our booth, sign up to receive 20% off your annual membership.

Plus An Angel by Her Side: Love & chocolate in Mexico One nurse’s surprising story about a patient on his last day.

February 26, 2024

Just try it!

How IAHPC-inspired confidence netted a Zambia palliative care group $25,000.

Plus A few gems from the latest Literature Search:

February 19, 2024

Inside a Malawi clinic & 2 key questions

Dr. Maya Jane Bates on her 20 years at a clinic in Malawi, plus a few tips for fellow caregivers.

Plus A couple of resources — IAHPC Calendar of Events & Pallipedia, the online palliative care dictionary with 1,792 definitions.

February 12, 2024

The Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children, 3rd Edition

Reviewed by Dr. Naomi Goloff.

Plus Advocacy action Join IAHPC online for an interactive dialogue on availability of essential controlled medicines on February 16 with the Special Rapporteur for Health and other experts.

February 5, 2024

Remembering Dr. William (Bill) Farr, 1941-2024

Tributes to a beloved founder of the IAHPC.

Plus Training Opportunity for Palliative Care Professionals in Africa

January 29, 2024

Busy Season for Advocacy Action

IAHPC’s Katherine Pettus reports on a spate of presentations, statements & side events that are just the beginning of the busiest months of the year for advocates working to improve hospice & palliative care.

Plus Kenya palliative care conference reports

January 22, 2024

Winners of the IAHPC Photo Contest 2023

See hospice care in India, Uganda, Mongolia & the Czech Republic as experienced by IAHPC members, and learn the messages that these amateur photographers hoped to convey.

Plus Book Reviews Hope for the Best, Plan for the Rest: 7 Keys for Navigating a Life-Changing Diagnosis, reviewed by Frank Brennan & The Role of the Family Physician in Older People Care, reviewed by Romayne Gallagher.

January 15, 2024

How to measure suffering?

What question helps caregivers learn what patients are feeling? This, plus pros and cons of traditional metrics are explored by IAHPC Chair Lukas Radbruch.

Plus Literature Search #10 is now online, containing dozens of notable journal articles on varied hospice & palliative care topics, selected by Barry Ashpole.