Mission: to enhance and develop Palliative Care efforts throughout the ELCT health system, incorporating the basic principles of Palliative Care with an emphasis on spiritual health and relationships.
Personnel: Kristopher Hartwig MD
1: Above physician recruited through the ELCA as a missionary position, beginning work fulltime by August 2004
2: LWF funding obtained for the year 2004 to allow the program to begin, which has allowed for travel, meetings, and other key aspects of the work
3: Hosted a ELCT wide conference on Palliative Care June 2004
4: Shared as host, with Selian Hospice, for the first meeting of the African Palliative Care Association June 2004
5: 16 of 20 ELCT hospitals visited by the end of 2004
6: February 2005 meeting planned to push forward PC and Home Based Care from where things are presently
7: Dr. Hartwig serving as Chair of the Tanzanian Palliative Care Association Steering Committee, with 2 TPCA trips to Dar and more such meetings planned.
8: KH also serving on Advocacy Committee of the APCA
The ELCT hospitals met in February of 2005 with the theme of Teambuilding in Palliative care, using the Biblical text Galatians 6:2 "Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ".
APCA contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
TPCA contact: email@example.com
Lutheran Church Hospitals: http://health.elct.or.tz/location map.htm