IAPC Offers Fellowship in Palliative Care 2021
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IAPC Offers Virtual Internship Program
Indian Association of Palliative Care offers Virtual Internship Program for students. Considering the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, and requirements of the students, it has been decided to offer a virtual internship program for students. Find the details and the application form Here
IAPC Launches Online Training Program
Series Starts from 29th June 2020. Find the details Here
The virtual workshop on Palliative Care in Geriatric Oncology will be held on 5th December 2020 from 2 PM to 5 PM IST Geriatric Oncology is the theme of the annual conference of Oncology Forum for the…
IAPC ACADEMY Lecture Series on Mondays Every Monday from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM. For registration, please send an email to email@example.com Schedule of the program is available for download Here Session 11 Topic: Understanding And…
From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, Together we celebrated World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, once again, in 2020, on 10th October. Palliative care groups in India joined with the global community to raise their voice…
How the care you provide makes the patient and family relieved from their suffering! Not only the physical suffering; here is an experience shared by Dr. Biji M. S. of Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalasseri. Chandramathi’s (name…
The European Association of Palliative Care held its virtual conference at Palermo on the 7th,8th and 9th of October 2020. There were six poster presentations and one poster discussion by IAPC Members. Two of them were…
Meheli Chakraborty narrates a loving husband’s tribute to his wife by providing care to hundreds of needy people. Santanu was a musician. Ruma was the lead singer in Santanu’s musical band “Melody”. Ruma and Santanu got…
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Together We Choose
End-of-life care concerns us all. We need to talk about dying with dignity as it is an important part of life. Quality of death matters as much as quality of life.
The quality of death index in the 2010 report on a study commissioned by Lien Foundation ranked India the lowest among 40 countries. How we care for life at the end is a good indicator of our society’s health.
Critical care has an important role in conditions that are reversible. However, when these measures cease to have the desired effect, they only serve to prolong the process of dying.
It is important to recognise this process and the distress associated with it. At this stage, palliative care can help to preserve quality of life, reduce pain and suffering, and maintain dignity.
Together We choose
- To recognise that it is natural for life to end.
- To respect the patient as an individual who deserves, compassion, comfort, dignity, peace and hope.
- To ensure good quality of life for the patient and the family through palliative care.
- To achieve good pain and symptom control and to alleviate suffering by ensuring access to affordable medicines.
- To empower the patient and the family to have honest and empathetic communication about terminal illness and the dying process.
- To honour and implement the patient’s preferences regarding end-of-life care.
- To provide bereavement support to the family after the patient moves on.
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In a society like ours, where talking about death is a taboo, some people who are terminally ill, not only accept death but also come to terms with it in the most fascinating manner… by joking about it.
Introducing #LaughAtDeath – A topic that makes you cry your heart out becomes a topic that makes you laugh your guts out.
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