The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC), is pleased to announce the launching of the online course “Advocating for Palliative Care in the Multilateral System” (Basic).
In the IAHPC strategic planning for 2020-2024, the Board of Directors identified Advocacy as one of the priority areas of work and committed to several objectives, including providing resources to strengthen Advocacy knowledge and skills of its members and strategic partners. The purpose is to enable and empower our members to become effective advocates so that their efforts lead to changes in policy and norms that in turn translate into concrete steps and outcomes that help alleviate Serious Health Related Suffering (SHS) of patients, families and caregivers. The online basic course was developed by Dr. Katherine Pettus, IAHPC Advocacy Officer and it builds on her work and expertise as an advocate for palliative care.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain and discuss the basic multilateral advocacy terms and language.
- Identify and understand the role of the key institutions and meetings involved in palliative care advocacy.
- Locate and translate the multilateral documents that oblige governments to provide palliative care services in your country.
- Describe the basic mechanics and challenges of multilateral advocacy.
- Recognize the importance of partnerships and collaborations in palliative care advocacy.
This basic course is free to IAHPC members. If you are not a member of IAHPC and wish to join/renew please visit their website. IAHPC Members can take this online course by clicking on this link. In order to access the course, members will need their membership number. If you need help finding this number, please go to the members website.
An advanced course will be made available in 2020 for members who have completed the basic course.