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"Have faith in the wisdom of community, rather than your own wisdom": “When you work with the community, you hold some of the strings but there is a limit to which you can go. You can sensitise them. You can give them training, and then they have the freedom to go beyond. You may or may not like it, but that is how it works. The advantage of not trying to control is much more than the disadvantage of the possibility of deviation. It is very tempting to tell them what to do and guide and lead them, but once you give up that role, and see yourself as an external facilitator, you realize that you are unleashing the power of the community.”- Dr. Suresh Kumar, Director of Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, India shares his views with Kate Jackson, International editor of ehospice, in an interview during the 3rd International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference held in Limerick, Ireland. He talks about different aspects of community participation in palliative care, entry of political parties into the scene, contribution of media, successful social marketing of palliative care, government participation and about the shift from a biomedical model of care to social model of care. To read the interview, please follow this link.
Will the developing world old before it goes rich: In the African edition of ehospice, Kate Kardol explores the impact of an aging population on healthcare provision in Africa.
Dealing with illness at home- through the eyes of the young: Read about an Innovative photography competition for children and young people who have been exposed to illness of a loved one. The program was organised by CareVision India in Kolkota. This initiative aims to help participants to share their innermost thoughts and fears. Dr Sanghamitra Bora, Founder Secretary of CareVision India, writes for ehospice about the program. Also visit the photogallery.
In Australia Federal Health Minister, The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, has announced an investment of $10 million to help Australians with their advance care plans. Read more in the Australian edition of ehospice.
New medical mobile Xhosa translator launched: Sixth-year medical student and president of SHAWCO Health, Saadiq Moolla, launches Mobile Xhosa site that provides medical translations for students and healthcare practitioners via cell phone.Read more in the African edition.
Children’s Palliative Care Training in Serbia: Read about the program in the International Children's edition.
The Last Iris: A Mother’s Day Tribute: I celebrate two moms on Mother’s Day,” says Rory Taillon, a young and talented musician from Oshawa, Ontario. “I always made two Mother’s Day cards when I was a kid; one for my mom and one for my Grandma who was like another mom.” The special bond between grandson and grandma is evident as Rory discusses his friendship with his Grandma, Doris Taylor. “I was a bit of the odd ball…you know a free spirit.” says Rory. “She was kind of like that too so we had a special bond.”- Read the story in the Canda English edition.
A nurse’s role in palliative care: As Kenya celebrates the National Nurses Week, Aquinas Nyakundi writes about a palliative care nurse's role.
Department of Palliative Medicine, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore is launching Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine and Nursing. The first batch of this four weeks' course will start on 3rd June 2013.
Interested candidates can register for the course on or before 31st May 2013.
Eligibility: MBBS for doctors and GNM/BSc Nursing for Nurses
Course Fee: RS.5000/- for BCCPM and Rs.3000/- for BCCPN
For details contact: Dr. Thiophin Regina Mary
Dept. of Palliative Medicine,
St. John's Medical College Hospital
Tel: 080- 22065189
Mobile : 9480434799
Email ID: email@example.com
The Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care is a basic uniform course in palliative care for Doctors and Nurses . Run twice a year, this course for professional is aimed at developing knowledge, skills and attitude in palliative care.
Next batch of this eight weeks distance education programme will begin on 1st June 2013.
Eligibility:Doctors with MBBS/BDS and nurses with BSc in Nursing/Diploma in nursing are eligible to apply.
Course Fee:Rs.1500 for doctors and Rs. 1000 for nurses.
How to apply:
Application form can be down loaded from the website of IAPC. The completed application form with the Demand Draft and proof of professional qualifications is to be submitted to the centre.
Course Centre: The course is delivered through 26 centres in India. Brochure with details of centres can be downloaded from the IAPC Website
Last date for submitting application:20 May 2013
Course starting on : 01 June 2013
Evaluation: August 2013
The certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care has two components. Part A intended to build theoretical base. Part A has eight weeks of distance learning and introductory session in the beginning followed by a contact session of 15 hours. There will be an evaluation at the end and the successful candidates will be awarded the Certificate in Essentials of Palliative Care.
Part B of the course is 10 days of Hands on training (optional) at selected palliative care units. The certificate awarded to candidate successfully completing this clinical component of the course will enable them to apply for licenses to stock and dispense oral morphine under the modified narcotics rules.
The course will be delivered by members of the National Faculty in Palliative Care through different centers in India.
The topics covered include:
· Palliative Care – An Introduction
· Communication Skills& Psychological Issues
· Ethical& Spiritual Issues
· Management of Pain
· Management of Other Symptoms
· Palliative Care Emergencies& Common Conditions Requiring Palliative Care
· End of Life Care& Practical Issues Related to Death