INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE INC
June 29, 2010
We started with the Palliative Care Program 5 years ago, when nobody in our Institution had heart about Palliative Care before. At the beginning we hadnÂ´t patients and therefore it was really difficult to get financial resources to support the Program, and at that moment the International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) played a key role giving as the possibility to receive 3 years of financial support as a Faculty Development Program. At the beginning we were only one physician and one psychologist. Today we are four physicians, three nurses and two psychologist, and we work together with kinesiologist, members of the pastoral and of the psyquiatry department. But IAHPC is not only a source of funding, it’s also a great source of inspiration and education for all the professionals who are working in the palliative care field around the world. Personally, the opportunity to have been supported to attend international palliative care meetings and to know Liliana de Lima and Eduardo Bruera, was fundamental to believe in the spirit of Palliative Care represented by the IAHPC, a discipline which work to improve the quality of life of patients with advanced life-threatening conditions and their families. In our world it’s not easy to find Institution really moved by such altruistic motivations.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
different areas, financial support of travelling scholarship, financial support of an academic program, specialized books and journals source, specialized meeting organization and permanent source of actualized information.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the big and permanent support of iniciatives oriented to develpo Palliative Care around the world
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very enthusiastic people
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
use it properly
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Professional with expertise in this field & Iâ€™m physician and I work in Santiago, in the Palliative Medicine and Continuous Care Program of the Pontific Catholic University of Chile.