International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc
Rating: 4.7 stars 60 60 reviews
5535 Memorial Dr Ste F - Pmb 509 Houston TX 77007 USA
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
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.
advance hospice and palliative care for patients and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year:
hundreds of hospice and palliative care workers around the world: 48 workers from 19 countries received scholarships to attend seminars and training sessions; other 60 participated in workshops in Managua on pain treatment, over 80 participated in workshops to develop palliative care curricula for undergraduate medical students in Colombia, provided support and guidance to countries in Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe, and much more!
Geographic areas served:
Throughout the world
scholarships to hospice and palliative care workers, workshops with physicians and government representatives to improve access to treatment and care, developing awareness campaigns to improve policies and programs so that patients with life limiting illnesses receive the care they need.
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When my husband was diagnosed with lung cancer, we were told by the medical staff that he was incurable and could not offer any treatment and referred him to hospicecare. We were devastated and thought this was denying him care. I found IAHPC through the web, called and talked to a staff member who listened to me, clarified what hospice care is, gave us information about hospices in my area and provided ongoing support. It seem very little, but it meant the world to us.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Thanks to IAHPC my husband received hospice care and the family was able to spend time with him.
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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
Their willingness to help and to spend time hearing about our concerns and needs.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Warm, reassuring and helpful.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Help more people and families.
Ways to make it better...
I had known about hospice care earlier.
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About every six months
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