Finally the Dilemma on DNAR ENDS; Gains Legal Basis

Dr. Roop Gurshani explains the relevance of the position paper by the BioEthics Unit of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), published in the current issue of the Indian Journal of Medical Research The ICMR has confirmed that CPR is not a default…

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ECHO Series on COVID-19: Session 4

Mental Health Challenges in Palliative Care In this session experts in the field of Mental Health, discussed the mental health challenges caused by the Pandemic. According to them the situation has amplified suffering and lead to unique mental health challenges due to the wide social and economic impact of the Pandemic. Staying connected with health…

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ECHO Series on COVID- 19: Session 3

An Initiative by Indian Association of Palliative Care In Collaboration with Hyderabad Centre for Palliative Care and TWCC Canada. Topic: Staying Safe in Health Interactions and Health Environment for Palliative Care Providers. While talking on the topic, ”Staying Safe in Health Interactions and Health Environment for Palliative Care Providers – a rapid review on evidence”,…

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ECHO Series on COVID- 19: Session 2

An Initiative by IAPC Supported by Hyderabad Centre for Palliative Care & Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration Topic: Redesigning existing Palliative Care Services in COVID Time. By offering the services through “virtual care” which includes tele- consultation, video calls, online prescriptions, and finding alternate ways to provide medicines and other essentials, Palliative Care Providers in India…

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ECHO Series on COVID- 19: Session 1

An Initiative by IAPC Supported by Hyderabad Centre for Palliative Care & Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration Topic: Adapting Palliative Care to Manage Present Emergency. “The inadequacy in our preparations for the probable stage 3 community transmission, poor ratio of doctors and beds to patients, lack of Personal Protective Equipments, prevalence of co- morbidities and issues…

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IAPC Newsletter: April 2020

From the President’s Desk Dear Members and Colleagues, India is passing through an extraordinary healthcare challenge because of COVID-19. In this extreme situation we assure our support to those who need care, to our colleagues, who are struggling to continue palliative care services, as well as to all the health care professionals working tirelessly all…

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MSC in Palliative Medicine: Apply Now for Commonwealth Scholarships

Cardiff University and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) are again able to offer Distance Learning Scholarships to support 10 healthcare professionals in India and neighbouring commonwealth countries to enroll on The Cardiff University MSc in Palliative Medicine for Healthcare Professionals starting in September 2020. The scholarships will fund the student’s full Cardiff University course fees,…

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