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Module 5 of the IAHPC Palliative Care Advocacy Member Education Series, "Ethics of Advocacy for Public Health Palliative Care - Part One," is now available on the IAHPC website. The IAHPC includes advocacy as one of the four pillars of our Strategic Plan for the same reasons that practitioners deliver care, to relieve serious health related suffering. Many practitioners, whose work at the bedside is guided by the principles of biomedical ethics, are also advocates. Module 5 discusses the “through line” between the bedside and the ethics of our advocacy in the public square. Practitioners don’t hang up their ethics with their gowns and masks when they join an advocacy team at a World Health Assembly meeting. We look at how these ethics correspond, situating them in the policy context of the Public Health Palliative Care strategy, which is the meta-framework for our advocacy.
Module 5 marks the half-way point of this series but it’s not too late to participate! View Modules 1-4 , as well as the Introductory Module (which is open access), are on the IAHPC website.
If you wish to participate in the course and are not a member of IAHPC, please join us now.
Modules, which are cumulative, consist of short lectures (40 minutes or less), resource lists with links, recordings, videos, and quizzes or assignments. Each module now includes a PDF with the text of the Mp4 recorded lecture for your reference. We hope this helps! Those who complete the short quiz or assignment (one per module) will be awarded a certificate of completion. Please send ideas/suggestions you may have for other modules to Dr. Katherine Pettus, Senior Advocacy and Partnerships Director.
For additional information on the IAHPC Palliative Care Advocacy Member Education Series please contact Genevieve Napier, IAHPC Senior Operations Officer.