MUHS includes palliative care in paediatric postgraduate curriculum

In a milestone decision the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik announced last month that palliative care will become a part of the curriculum for paediatricians in that institution. Dr Pradnya Talawadekar, Country Co-ordinator for the Children’s Palliative Care Project at the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and Dr Maryann Muckaden, ICPCN board chairperson…

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Government consults with IAPC and other stakeholders on proposed narcotic drug rules

The Director of Narcotics, Rajesh Srivastava, and other officials of the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India consulted with leaders in palliative care on July 28, 2014 on the proposed rules for narcotic drugs. Apart from drug controllers from most states, those present included Dr Nagesh Simha, President of IAPC, Dr M…

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Colloquium on Spiritual Care in Palliative Care

Spiritual care is now being recognised as an important component of palliative care. How can we deliver spiritual care? How do we address this in a multi-cultural society like India? How does one take a spiritual history? What is the current state of research on this aspect? The Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya is organizing…

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2014 MD Anderson Cancer Center Palliative Medicine Conference

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference on Supportive Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine will be held on September 5 and 6, 2014. Prior to the conference there will be a review course on Updates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Intensive Physician Board Review on September 2 to 4,…

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