IAPC Newsletter: August 2020

From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, Unfortunate issues are looming over us in the past few months. Considering the extreme difficult scenario, IAPC central council (CC) had to take certain unprecedented decisions. The central council held on 11th July 2020 decided to postpone the Annual Conference, AGM, and election to the vacancies of office bearers…

Read More

A good night’s sleep for patients without pain

“A good night’s sleep for patients without pain; Isn’t that we aspire for!” “It’s a sad fact that even after amendments of NDPS rules, opioid analgesics are not reaching to those who needs them the most. And this, is now exacerbated by the pandemic situation and lockdown enforced due to it.” – writes Dr. Anuja…

Read More

IAPC Launches Online Training Program

Series Starts from 29th June 2020 Note (July 30, 2020): You can watch the video series Here Indian Association of Palliative Care launches a new initiative – IAPC Academy- an online training program with an aim to provide  training to students doing MD in Palliative Medicine,  by experts in the field. This series will start…

Read More

IAPC Newsletter: June 2020

From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, The country is shifting into a reverse quarantine phase, with more facilities open and more freedom for movement. With the stringent and systematic measures taken and the two-months-long shut down, we have somehow hoarded our health system from collapse and controlled the threatening effect of COVID-19 pandemic. Even though…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More