My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Inc, Houston, TX, USA
My name is Elizabeth Namukwaya a palliative care physician in Uganda.
Thank you IAHPC for a traveling scholarship that enabled me to attend the European Association for Palliative care Congress in Berlin from the 23rd to 25th May 2019. This was a great experience for me as a palliative care physician and lecturer in Uganda. I was very impressed with a high standard of research at this conference and I came back home very motivated to do more research in palliative care of high quality. I also got a lot of information that I can use to teach medical students and other postgraduate student doctors. I also got information that will help me improve patient care as many of the day to day clinical puzzles I face were answered by research that was presented at the congress and some research findings presented increased my curiosity about different palliative care interventions. I was able to meet many other palliative care providers and researchers from all over the world and to get their contacts for future collaboration. After working so long with patients and teaching students my work had become very routine but this conference sharpened me and I feel revitalized to be a better physician, lecturer and to do more research in palliative care. I am grateful for all the opportunities IAHPC gives us as palliative care providers by enabling us to access several resources including journals with research in palliative care, palliative care books and for supporting palliative care providers to attend educational and research events which open our eyes to how care is given elsewhere and this enables us to evaluate our care in light of the information we get and it enhances our creativity. Thank you IAHPC also for the opportunities to meet other palliative care providers and a chance to meet renowned people in this field who inspire us to be better. Thank you to the great team which organizes all the resources and to the team at IAHPC which we communicate with on email who are very quick to respond and are very professional.