INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC

Rating: 4.7 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 5535 Memorial Dr Ste F - Pmb 509 Houston TX 77007 USA

Mission: Millions of patients around the world are diagnosed with life threatening conditions or advanced stages of diseases such as cancer. The vast majority of them do not have access to care, including pain relief. The mission of IAHPC is to collaborate and work to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families, by advancing hospice and palliative care programs, education, research, and favorable policies around the world.We achieve this by:*Facilitating and providing palliative care education and training opportunities for care providers *Acting as an information resource for professionals, health care providers and policy makers *Developing collaborative strategies for hospice and palliative care providers, organizations, institutions and individuals
Results: Through our website we provide a lot of support and information to help those who are starting to develop hospices and palliative care programs, enabling them with the tools and information they need.
Target demographics: Health care workers who care for patients who are diagnosed with life limiting illnesses.
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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I think IAHPC is a wonderful organisation which aims to spread the message of palliative care across the world. In this venture it helps the people to do courses in palliative care who otherwice will not be able to study becasue of the scarcity of resources. They have provided us with scholarships for doing palliative care courses in Trivandrum Institue of Palliative sciences. I know some people who has awarded with travelling scholarship by IAHPC which is very great. The IAHPC memebrs has taken keen interest to visit our organisation at Trivandrum,(Trivandrum Institute of Palliative sciences). I hope IAHPC will be able to more actively with supprot well wishers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a result of scholarships awarded by IAHPC, many students have studied palliative care course in our organisation.

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About every month

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2010-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

IAHPC has been a great source of inspiration for all of us in Pallium India. The Executive Director Ms Liliana de Lima visited our clinic in Trivandrum and went to the villages with our home care team. She showed great appreciation of our work and made some very impressive presentations about palliative care to a large group of doctors and nurses

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

IAHPC is helping us by granting travelling scholarships to our trainee doctors and nurses

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization helping people all over the world.Through their news,letters we get to know what is happening in other parts in the field of palliative medicine.Their travel grants and scholarships help people from low income and non developed countries attend the conferences and congresses in palliative medicine.

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By e-mail through their letters I get to know what is new in field of palliative medicine,new drugs a and treatments and their expirience.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

IHAPC is a very important organization to provide knowledge and practical help of palliative care throughout the world. Its bridges developing and delveloped world in a very important way. The membership structure and the way how IHAPC has membership fees reflects the philosophy. The homepage is a powerful tool to support many people around the world. Initiatives such as best practises for palliative care highlight also how IHAPC aims to make a difference at a very basic level at every patient throughout the world. Initiatives how to promote opioid availability in many many countries are of outmost importance. IHAPC has also the talent to liase with other organizsations with the main goal to make a difference. I am proud to be part of this organization and I am very impressed and thankful how it developed.

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About every month

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2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

What qualifies an organization to be called truly international? A truly international organization cannot really ignore the needs of developing countries which form at least 75% of the World’s population. The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) stands out in the global health care scene due to its efforts to relieve pain and suffering in the developing world. I have the following specific points to make in support of the above statement: 1. It has a graded membership fee structure, by which a member from a resource poor country has to pay as little as 10 dollars a year, as against a member from an affluent country having to pay more than five times as much. 2. It has established traveling scholarship & fellowship programs as well as faculty development grants which all have helped the poor. 3. It has created several precious resources (like Essential Medicines List) which have helped people the world over.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to afford a membership; in receiving several traveling scholars for training funded by IAHPC, by my department receiving a faculty development grant in 2005 and in several other ways.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a lot more financial resources!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

1. It has a graded membership fee structure, by which a member from a resource poor country has to pay as little as 10 dollars a year, as against a member from an affluent country having to pay more than five times as much. 2. It has established traveling

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very committed and compassionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really relieve the pain and suffering of a million people with incurable diseases.

Ways to make it better...

the organization had plenty of money

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not enough funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

The world at large seems to ignore the problem of pain and suffering in the developing world and it is heartening that someone cares!

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Working with IAHPC for the past 10 years has been extremely rewarding. They are very good at their mission and I have found their efforts to be very fruitful. They put out an excellent monthly newsletter, and are targeted in their focus. Their staff are top notch, very responsive and conscientious. The Executive Director, Liliana De Lima, is a very well known professional around the globe. She is willing to assist in global efforts to improve opioid availability and patient access to pain medicines.

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Always a willingness by the Exec Director to assist in global efforts, even with her very busy schedule. A tremendous help to our global efforts, with her knowledge of the players in Latin America. She is a competent professional and effective advocate.

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About every month

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2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This organization helped me greatly by helping me find a hospice provider for my mother in another country. They were very friendly and efficient and responded to my needs with care and compassion.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by the support they provided to me and my family during the time when our mother was sick.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

In spite of being a global organization, they have not lost their personal touch.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help hundreds of thousands of people like me.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Many things make the IAHPC unique. It is a small organistion with a tremendous worldwide impact, somehow achieving so much on a shoestring income.It has contributed to the development of more than 8200 hospice / palliative care services worldwide, and on its modest website experienced professionals and the newest volunteers can find the information they need to start, maintain and then excel in this essential ministry, restoring dingity for the dying, and hope for all sufferers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In almost every country in Europe, North America, South Africa, Saudi, Australia and New Zealand, China, Taiwan, Japan

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

The website of IAHPC is very complete and has a lot of useful information about Palliative Care, I recommend it!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

availability of information

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About every six months

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2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

IAHPC is truely value international collaboration in field of palliative care. They provide such great opportunity for study aboard scholarship, participation in delphi consensus and regular upgrade member's benefit. They make me, a Thai doctor who lack of palliative care training background, to committ in palliative care field.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I recieved the travelling scholar for the 2009 First Session - Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care (APHN and Flinders University. This is a great step in my career as well as palliative care training in Chiang Mai.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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