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: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

IAHPC has been an extremely valuable resource in my work both as a hospice nurse and as a clinical instructor. IAHPC provides me consistently with the best information on research-based hospice/palliative care interventions and recommended treatment. IAHPC also has provided me with the majority of information I need to train my nursing students in providing care to the hospice patient. Thanks IAHPC!

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

Providing me with the information, nursing interventions, and hospice/palliative care protocols

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

provide more visibility.

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

The access to information, treatments and protocols. I also enjoy the fact that IAHPC advocates for quality end of life issues.

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

very helpful.

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

provide even better access to hospice care and palliative internationally. Furthermore, the organization could advocate for any needed changes in various countries to make palliative and hospice care more accessible.

Ways to make it better...

My experience was fine.

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

lack of understanding of what hospice and palliative care is.

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

this organization is well worth supporting.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I am regularly getting the IAHPC's monthly Newsletter, with reviews, Advice etc which greatly benefits & encourages me, to continue my efforts in reaching out to the Terminally ill patients, counselling, encouraging and praying for them. May the Loving Lord bless this IAHPC's work more & more for the Love of God to be felt by one and all.

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

As mentioned earlier, I'm much encouraged by the various efforts taken by this organistion in reaching out to the Terminally ill.

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

desire that they send someone True & faithful from their organisation to oversee someone like me or others who are doing this work, selflessly without expecting any Praise or adoration.

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

Reading the efforts taken by the organisation to spread this good deed.

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

Have not met

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

accelerate the growth of this lofty ideals

Ways to make it better...

I had been enquired about what I am actually into & helping getting associated with the Local IAHPC unit

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

Lack of True Selfless Volunteers who could speed up spreading this good deed to far reaching places.

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

Love of God is The very essential thing for effective Palliative care

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

It was not easy to transfer and tanscribe my Australian training and experience into reality in a poor rescource limited setting in India. As I was bewildered not knowing "How to go about", IAHPC "Getting started guidelines" were really helpful. It was like somebody has switched on the light at the end of the tunnel. With the help of these guidelines, I could start introducing palliative care to doctors, community and media, was able to set up a palliative care unit, determine staffing and infrastructure, start community palliative care and we are planning to have our own hospice. As I write this review my shoes and ends of my trousers are red with water mixed soil. I just came from the funeral of my first palliative care patient. My greatest reward is we could provide palliative care to a woman in such rural and remote setting with absolutely no resources. If this could happen IAHPC has a great role. It may not be a direct involvement in the form of an aid but thier untiring efforts in the form of providing web based resources to all of us here goes a long way in providing palliative care at an "international" level. The "association" may not be direct but we have a true bonding with IAHPC.With the help of IAHPC we will strive to improve standards and quality of care provision. I wish IAHPC all the best. May God bless everyone who spend all thier time and energy in this noble "God like work".

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

Using web based resources

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This organization helps hospice and palliative care all over the world. They try to help the people who need it the most in under developed countries. please donate to this cause their funds are very well distributed.

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

the information they provided me.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organisation helping people in every nook and corner through their activities and publications. Through their news letters, people like us get to know what is happening in other parts in the field in palliative medicine. Through their travelling grants and scholarships, they help people from developing and under developed countries attend conferences, workshops and courses in palliative medicine. We get to know of books and other publications in this field from the communications send to us.

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

We opened a pediatric palliative clinic in our college hospital which was publicised in the newsletter. I have been offered a travelling grant to present a paper at the 5th International Pediatric Palliative medicine conference in Cardiff

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 3 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have been providing home palliative care services in my country which is poor with respect to the needed resources. In many ways therefore we have had to be ingenious in finding solutions to the challenges. It is helpful to share the experience and knowledge on how others helped those who suffer and are dying. In this light IAHPC have been very helpful by providing the links to relevant organizations, educational materials and magazines. This is of a great value especially for the resource poor countries with limited resources for subscription.

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

the quality of knowledge gained to help plan and deliver the appropriate care for my clients

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Excellent organization which focuses on education and sharing of palliative medicine throughout the world to palliative professionals. This organization enables professionals to attend important meetings and to spend time with a palliative organizations in other countries to facilitate learning and growth of palliative programs throughout the world.

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

I have been a member for years and have watched this excellent organization grow and help other physicians.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

The IAHPC, give the oportunity, to received a educacion in palliative care, with the gol to starts the first service of palliative cara in my country. They give me the tools, the educacion and the suport. They send me to San Diego Hospice for learning the meaning of real palliative care.

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

Yes, they give for the Drs to Work in palliative care, a great suport.

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

This organizacion is perfect, but they need more resources to promote the developement palliative care in all the world

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

To learn about paliative care

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

So helpfull and friendly

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

help to relief and developement the palliative care in all the world

Ways to make it better...

I can star a real palliative service in my homwtown

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

to Development to palliative care in the developent countrys

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

They need resources for suport their progrmas

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

The IAHPC is a real bridge among different countries and cultures trying to reduce suffering from threatening illness. It is not possible to imagine the amount of work done by this association helping professionals to improve their knowledge on palliative care. IAHPC it is not only interesting in doctors but nurses, social workers, psychologist and health providers. Only with this real multidisciplinary approach live will change for many people at the end of life

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

Development of awards for developing contries' proffessionals

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

NO changes are needed

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

The change in health care professionals knowllege

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

Great and hard workers

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

Change suffering into peace

Ways to make it better...

It could get some influence in the University of developing contries

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

Change helath provider mentality

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

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

To share the experience and knowledge how to help those who suffer and are dying is a vocation of almost apostolic dimensions. Now IAHPC are doing even more bringing the latest palliative medicine knowledge amongst medical community by providing open access to one of the most valuable scientific magazines. This is of a great value especially for the resource poor countries with limited resources for subscription.

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

My everyday practice by using the knowledge and the possibilities to improve my experience for the good of my patients.

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

This really is a hard question to answer.

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

The possibility to enlarge my knowledge and experience.

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

Are very polite and generous, well educated and responsive.

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

expand it's activities in more countries and more palliative organisations

Ways to make it better...

IAHPC has more to spent for its worldwide activities

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

1. To raise the public and politicians awareness about the problems of the palliative care in the rest of the world - as Eastern Europe for example.

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

Thank IAHPC

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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