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  

12 people found this review helpful

For many years I've been following the dedication and restless work of the small group of people leading and supporting this association. Because of the lack of consciousness of what palliative care really is, the mission of this association is extremely difficult. There is a huge amount of money and resources invested searching for a cure for life-threatening diseases, but every year millions of people face the disheartening reality of only some weeks of months of life left. Providing these people a minimal quality of life and some relief for the physical and psychological pain, makes all the difference for them and for their families. Unfortunately, the attention paid and the resources invested in this area, specially in undeveloped countries, are almost nonexistent. This is what IAHPC is trying to change.

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

Thanks to the IAHPC efforts, I've seen some countries starting to discuss or even incorporating palliative care philosophy as a part of their health care legislation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have been able to see first hand the benefits of this organization and their hard work in the promotion and development of palliative care around the world. I receive their monthly newsletter and every month I am able to read and learn about new developments, the programs and individuals they support, how they help improve care to patients and their families.

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

In the reports I receive as a donor on how the funds are spent, on the newsletter that I read every month and by being able to learn how hospice improves the quality of life of those who are lucky enough to receive it.

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

By reading the reports from the grantees on how they have benefited and how much IAHPC has been of help to them.

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

Help relieve suffering for thousands of patients and their families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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