Ashoka Fellow
This description of Miriam Israel's work was prepared when Miriam Israel was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2010.
Inspired by successful palliative care experiences in the U.S., and determined to find new ingredients that would allow the approach to succeed where previous attempts have failed, Miriam Israel is creating a culture of end-of-life care in Mexico. She has developed a set of integrated services to help patients and their families cope with the emotional, psychological, physical, and legal or socioeconomic consequences of death. Miriam is beginning to spread her approach through the budding National Palliative Care Network, with members in 24 Mexican states.
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Recently, Miriam has focused on launching the palliative care model, such as the care provided for those living with a terminal illness. She also aims to drive forward, to teach and diffuse this care model using different means of communication, conferences and workshops, so that it can be copied and applied in the patient's home throughout all states of the Mexican Republic. Support the families of those in need of medicine, support and anything else necessary for the patient to be as comfortable as possible at home. Their goal is to prevent the physical, emotional and material exhaustion of the family in the face of terminal illness.

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