Two hands of care come together for better end-of-life care

In the first-ever partnership of its kind, the specialities of critical care and palliative care joined hands on the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, 2014 and vowed to work together for excellence in end-of-life care. “Together we choose”, the joint campaign of IAPC and the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)…

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Round-up: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2014

This is a summary of reports received from various locations. Ahmedabad Dr Geeta Joshi Trustees of Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute joined 100 school students, and 50 cancer patients and the members of their families in celebrating World Hospice and Palliative Care Day at the Institute’s Community Oncology Centre, at Vasna, Ahmedabad. The chief guest…

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Workshop on research in palliative care

Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust and the Palliative Care Department of Emmanuel Hospital Association is organising a three-day workshop on research in palliative care, in New Delhi, from November 25 to 27, 2014. This workshop will introduce the concepts and skills of research in palliative care and support development of research priorities and initial proposals.…

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Dr. Rohanti Ravikulan Wins Bruce Davis Gold Medal 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Dr. Rohanti Ravikulan has won the Bruce Davis Gold Medal 2016,  in the final examination held  at Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode on 17th December 2016. Dr. Rohanti has completed MBBS from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore. This examination aims to improve awareness about palliative care among young doctors in India. The…

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The power of dying amidst love

Cynthia Francis, Pre- Medical Student, Saint Louis University, United States Monsoon season is upon Kozhikode and the sporadic showers of rainfall are unpredictable. The air is so humid, I feel like I am taking gulps of water with each breath of air. As my lungs slowly adjust to the climate, I carefully watch the students,…

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Dr M.R. Rajagopal receives prestigious Human Rights Award for “Extraordinary Activism”

Dr M.R. Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India and tireless champion of the rights of palliative care patients in India, has been awarded Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. Dr Rajagopal received this award in recognition of more than 20 years spent fighting conditions that cause patients to suffer severe pain unnecessarily.…

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Free training programme for doctors and nurses on paediatric palliative care

IAPC’s Children’s Palliative Care (CPC) Project is organising a free four-week training programme on paediatric palliative care for doctors and nurses at Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. The three-day contact session from September 29 to October 1, 2014 will be followed by two weeks of home-based case studies and assignments. The last week will be devoted…

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IAPC and ISCCM join hands to achieve excellence in end-of-life care

In a path-breaking partnership, the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) have joined hands with the objective of achieving excellence in end-of-life care. The integrated care plan, published in the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, comes four years after a study of quality of death…

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IAPC position: We oppose all forms of euthanasia

In response to the Supreme Court’s call for a debate on the issue, IAPC has proclaimed its unambiguous stand on euthanasia. The Indian Association of Palliative Care opposes euthanasia in all its forms. Good symptom control through palliative care can pre-empt the request for euthanasia. Withholding or withdrawing treatment that is medically futile does not…

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Results of June 2014 IAPC Certificate Course

Results of the June 2014 IAPC Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care are announced. Congratulations to all successful candidates! Please collect your certificates and mark lists from your centre after September 20, 2014. Ready to move on to your 10-day hands-on training? As you may know, successful completion of this 10-day training at any…

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