WHPCD 2017: Hospice Film Festival/Book Fair by Hospice Foundation of Taiwan

In conjunction with the WHPCD 2017, Hospice Foundation of Taiwan will be holding a Film Festival featuring ‘Oscar et le Dame rose’, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘In His Chart’. There will also be a feature talk by movie director Wu Nien-jen and a book fair focusing on palliative and hospice care.

 

What is your organisation doing for the World Hospice & Palliative Care Day & Voices for Hospices 2017? Let us know in the comments below or email us at aphn@aphn.org!

Hippocratic Film – Medical Industrial Complex

Dr MR Rajagopal talks about healthcare and profit – a poor mix.

The full film of Hippocratic will be released on 14 October 2017 for WHPCD.

What is your organisation doing for the WHPCD? Let us know in the comments below or email us at aphn@aphn.org!

Hippocratic Film – Morphine for Pain

Morphine is a painkiller. It’s matchless in the sense that for two-thirds of all people with cancer pain in India, there is no other medicine that can relieve their pain. It’s an essential medicine in WHO’s essential medicine list. It’s an essential medicine in India’s, in their government’s essential medicine list. It’s a medicine that’s made out of opium, which is produced from poppy plants, and most of it is exported to the Western countries.

The full film of Hippocratic will be released on 14 October 2017 for WHPCD.

What is your organisation doing for the WHPCD? Let us know in the comments below or email us at aphn@aphn.org!

Hippocratic Film – Poverty and Health

In India, one-third of poverty is caused by disease and its treatment.

The full film of Hippocratic will be released on 14 October 2017 for WHPCD.

What is your organisation doing for the WHPCD? Let us know in the comments below or email us at aphn@aphn.org!

Hippocratic Film – Burden of Pain

Dr MR Rajagopal talks about the crisis of pain relief in this short clip.

The full film of Hippocratic will be released on 14 October 2017 for WHPCD.

What is your organisation doing for the WHPCD? Let us know in the comments below or email us at aphn@aphn.org!

Hippocratic Film – Working in Palliative Care

In this short clip, Dr Rajagopal talks about the joy that palliative care brings.

The full film of Hippocratic will be released on 14 October 2017 for WHPCD.

What is your organisation doing for the WHPCD? Let us know in the comments below or email us at aphn@aphn.org!

‘Happy Death Day’ – palliative care and death awareness exhibition held in Thailand

This article was originally from eHospice.

Some 3,300 participants, with another 30,000 people watching the exhibition online, attended the ‘Happy Death Day’ palliative care and death awareness exhibition. The exhibition consisted of various zones, consisted of a talk on how to prepare for death and a ‘Last Talk’ session where people diagnosed with terminal illnesses share their experiences, feelings, hopes and dreams. The second day saw participants reflecting on their lives while lying in a coffin at the exhibition and interacting with speakers, patients, carers and the healthcare team at the ‘Death Cafe’, a casual setting to promote conversations on palliative care or death-related issues.

Read the full article here.

 

An exhibition is an interactive way to promote awareness of hospice and palliative care during World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2017Email us at aphn@aphn.org to let us know what activities you will be having to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care.

APHN Dialog Session #6: Management of Total Pain

Welcome to the 6th Session of the APHN Dialogue!

In this session, Dr Raymond Woo from Hong Kong will be speaking on the topic of “Management of Total Pain”.

This webinar is FREE for all palliative care colleagues! Sign up NOW!

Please email aphn@aphn.org for enquiries.

SHC-LCPC August 2017 – Journeying with Persons with Dementia in a Hospice

For further information or enquiries, please email lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg.

Deadline extended for bidding of Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2021!

The APHN Council is pleased to invite member organisations wishing to host the 14th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2021 to send in their application to the APHN Secretariat.

Click here to download the bid form and the bidding documents.

Please email the bid documents to aphn@aphn.org.

Please note to send your file as “Bid for 14th APHC_<your organisation name>”

All organisations submitting a bid must fulfill the following requirements for their application to be considered.

  • Have been a member of APHN for AT LEAST 3 years
  • All bids must be complete in writing

Please note the deadline for submission of bids has been extended till 21 July 2017.

Standards & Quality of Care Indicators in Palliative Care Symposium

“In 2014, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to strengthen palliative care as a component of a country’s health care system. The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) / WHO Atlas in Palliative Care 2014, maps out national development in palliative care. In each country, patients, healthcare workers, governments, donors and other stakeholders are starting to enquire about standards of care and what indicators could be used to compare palliative care services.”

This meeting organised by Hospis Malaysia and in collaboration with the WHPCA, brings representatives from several regional and national palliative care organisations to discuss the various approaches taken to address the above topic.

Find out more on https://www.hospismalaysia.org/symposiumpc/.

For further information, please contact Wai Mun at +61-03-9133 3936 (ext: 267) or email education@hospismalaysia.org

Free Accommodation for APHC 2017 Delegates

St Joseph’s Home Opens its Doors

SJH

For almost 40 years, St Joseph’s Home has been caring for the aged and destitute in Singapore regardless of race or religion. The home has recently moved in to a brand new 412-bed facility in Jurong West (western Singapore).  Its residents are provided with person-centred care through a range of holistic services including nursing and hospice care, psychosocial support, and therapy such as music and art

Catholic Welfare Services Singapore is generously offering free accommodation for up to 32 persons attending the Asia Pacific Hospice Conference (APHC 2017).

What is being offered

  • Same sex, dormitory style accommodation with shared facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily transport to and from conference venue during 27-29 July
  • Earliest check in date: 25 July 2017
  • Latest check out date: 30 July 2017
  • Priority will be given to Nurses and Allied Healthcare workers, as well as persons who are unable to obtain other sponsorship.

To qualify, you should be

  • from a low/middle income country, and
  • a member of the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN).

(Annual membership starts from USD10, and entitles members to a SGD75 [about USD50] discount on the APHC 2017 registration fees). Click here to Join the APHN

To apply

Apply by 14 May 2017.

Shortlisted persons will be informed by 19 May 2017.

If awarded the free accommodation, you will need to register for the conference by 25 May 2017 (you will be allowed early bird registration rate). Otherwise, your place will be offered to another delegate.

Click here to apply

Enquires may be sent to aphn@aphn.org