by Katie Macaluso, AAHPM Associate Editor

The newly redesigned newsletter launched in April.

We asked AAHPM members last fall why they read the Academy’s member newsletter and what they might like to see included. The result of that survey and ensuing editorial board discussions is the newly redesigned AAHPM Quarterly (formerly the AAHPM Bulletin); if you are a member, it should have landed in your mailbox during the past few weeks. The spring issue showcases a design that matches the current branding of the Academy and includes a variety of articles related to hospice and palliative care practice.

Interested in what the field of palliative care looks like in other countries such as Vietnam, Uganda, and Nepal? Read Marcin Chwistek’s article on page 12. The Art of Caring column on page 18 shares strategies for coping with the burdens of the profession through creative writing. AAHPM’s recent advocacy efforts and ways you can become involved with policy are discussed in the Advocacy Update on page 6, and Bruce Chamberlain, Gail Cooney, and Chris Acevedo unravel the specifics of face-to-face encounters on page 11. Finally, read about AAHPM President Ron Crossno and his encounter with the “presidential seal” on page 16.

Read the full issue here. (Along with the redesign, we’ve gone to a digital vender to make each issue more interactive and functional.) What do you think about the new look? What more would you like to see in the Quarterly? I know I can speak for the rest of the AAHPM Quarterly Editorial Board in saying that your opinion is highly valued and much appreciated as we continue to refine content in the newsletter.