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INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC
June 19, 2010

The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care strives to promote hospice and palliative care services in developing countries. We do this through our newsletter, by providing grants for travel for health professionals in developing countries to attend international meetings, sending world experts to developing countries to teach for two weeks, awarding grants to universities, colleges, to support a faculty position to teach and develop a palliative care curriculum. We do all this, plus more, on a very small and limited budget and we have done so for many years. Bill Farr

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

Since the inception of the organization some many, many years ago. Always as a non-paid person and volunteer, as well as a financial supporter. This works because we care and make every dollar count!!!!

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

Dedicated volunteer Board Members and a poorly paid staff that are dedicated to the cause.

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

Top notch

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

Make a huge difference for people with advanced and life threatening diseases -- that is make them comfortable, pain free and address all their needs, whether physical, emotional, spiritual, social, etc. and help the families cope with reality.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Newsletter editor.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC
November 23, 2009

I have been involved as a board member and Vice-Chair of the International Association for Hospice and Palliative (IAHPC) Care, Inc. since its inception. Prior to this, I was the Vice-president of the International Hospice Institute and the successor organization the International Hospice Institute and College, which was the immediate predecessor of the IAHPC. The IAHPC has been actively involved in promoting hospice and palliative care education in developing countries. To this end, we send experts to these resource poor countries in order to develop a culturally sensitive educational program for the whole host of service providers in programs aimed at alleviating the pain and other symptoms in patients with far-advanced and terminal diseases. In addition, we provide funds to selected care providers in developing countries to attend educational programs in various parts of the world. We also support a faculty member for three years in a resource poor country who is dedicated to developing a new hospice/palliative care educational program in their hospital and university. We publish free booklets, and e-books for use by resource poor countries. We also send out a free e-newsletter each month to over 8,000 persons each month. We do all of this very efficiently and on a very small budget.

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

many countries where hospice and palliative care have blossomed as a result of our initiatives.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand the current service as finances allow. I would increase the number of Traveling Fellows (experts to the countries) and Traveling Scholars (educational opportunities for those in developing countries to go elsewhere for short courses).

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

To see a positive impact due to our interventions on the health care outcomes of patients who were literally suffering with severe pain in resource poor countries prior to our interventions and to see this happen year after year.

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

Very dedicated professionals.

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

literally help reduce the suffering of millions of people in resource poor countries by educating physicians, nurses, social workers, volunteers, physical therapists, etc. in the profession of hospice and palliative care.

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of one thing that was negative during my many years of service to the IAHPC other than it would be wonderful to have more financial resources so we can do more!

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

Finding financial resources to do more.

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

we need your financial help! Thank you for your consideration.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I am currently a Board member and serve as the non-paid Vice-Chairman and Editor of the montly e- newsletter that is sent to over 8 thousand persons each month. I also have donated to the IAHPC each year and also pay dues as a member.. I was a founder a.