INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC
June 21, 2010
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?
Donor & I've witnessed the huge effort of this organization to promote something extremely important but frecuently misunderstood as palliative care.