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Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide

by International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) Vetted since 2016
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide
Library Access to Hospice Care Workers Worldwide

Summary

This project will enable us to provide access to a high quality library to palliative care workers globally. It is important to keep up-to-date with current information, new evidence-based innovations in care, recent trends in patient treatments and outcomes. Unfortunately, most individuals in developing countries do not have access to this data. Access to books and journals is expensive, scarce and difficult. The IAHPC Library provides access to over its thousand members throughout the world.

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Challenge

Access to online journals has been beneficial to palliative care workers in rich countries, unfortunately those in countries with less resources, palliative and hospice care workers do not have the same access. The importance of ensuring that palliative care workers in low income countries have access to the latest medical research and treatment options is imperative in reducing the suffering of those with severe health related suffering and especially at the end of life.

Solution

We are committed to reduce the knowledge gap between high-, middle- and, low-income countries by providing access to online journals, book reviews, and scientific journals. the IAHPC library provides full text access to more than 1300 journals. In 2017, IAHPC members conducted over 3,000 searches and downloaded over 1200 articles. From January 2018 through September 2018, there were over 3100 searches and users downloaded more than 800 articles.

Long-Term Impact

The impact of access to information, development of skills and consistently enhancing knowledge of palliative care workers transforms the care given to individuals with severe health related suffering and patients facing life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses. The project empowers healthcare professionals in low resource settings to further their commitment to lifetime learning.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.hospicecare.com
Free access to articles from leading journals
Online dictionary related to the field of palliati
Publication for the practice of palliative care
Book reviews of books relevant to palliative care.

Organization Information

International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC)

Location: Houston, TX - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IAHPC
Project Leader:
Genevieve Napier
Houston, TX United States
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