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

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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

Rosalie Shaw APHC 2017 Bursary

Rosalie Shaw APHC 2017 Bursary

The Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) is inviting applications for the Rosalie Shaw APHC 2017 Bursary for delegates attending the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in 2017. This bursary is named after former APHN Executive Director, Dr Rosalie Shaw, to help delegates from low/middle income countries attend the conference.

What is being offered

  • 20 bursaries are available
  • The amount of each bursary is SGD500
  • Priority will be given to Nurses and Allied Health 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 bursary, you will need to register for the conference by 25 May 2017 (you will be allowed the early bird registration rate). Otherwise, the bursary will be offered to another delegate.

Click here to apply

Enquires may be sent to aphn@aphn.org

LCPC-APHC-SHC Workshops 2017

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Dear colleagues

LCPC will be hosting two conference workshops during the APHC 2017 in July. Registrations are opened now!

Abstract Submission for APHC 2017

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Dear Colleagues

The 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference (APHC) 2017 will be accepting abstracts for poster and/or oral presentations till 18 February 2017, 23:59 (GMT+8). You may wish to read more on the criteria and submission details here.

We look forward to seeing you at the 12th APHC in July!