ECHO Series on COVID- 19

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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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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River Flows To Nurture It’s Shores: An initiative in Kerala

Individuals and organisations joined hands to help disabled persons Karuthal’s initiative for rehabilitation and social support India has a population of more than 121 Crores, out of which 2.68 Crore persons are ‘disabled’ which amounts to 2.21% of the total population. In Kerala, an estimated 8 lakh persons suffer from various disabilities. Koodaranji, a hamlet…

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IAPC conducts Volunteer Training Programme in Cuttack

The Theosophical Society, Cuttack, is all set to receive volunteers in palliative care.The purpose to organise the 16 hour Volunteer Certificate Course of IAPC from 14th to 15th March 2020, ably supported by Dr. Abhijith Dam, Secretary, IAPC and Dr. Sumita Mohanty, Head, palliative Care Unit, Acharya Harihara Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC).     This…

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Death and Dying: Negotiating the Maze

Karunashraya has organised a symposium on Death and Dying – Negotiating the Maze, on Saturday 9th (1:30 PM to 5:30 PM) and Sunday 10th (9:30 AM to 2:00 PM) November 2019. The topics are very interesting with eminent speakers participating. We have arranged for live streaming and the links (either of the two) are: http://dazzletv.ivb7webcaster.com/karunashraya.aspx…

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Annual Memorial Service at Bangalore Baptist Hospital

Annual Memorial Service at Bangalore Baptist Hospital Commemorating World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2019 To commemorate World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, Bangalore Baptist Hospital conducted a memorial service on Friday, 11th October 2019. This event is conducted annually to remember patients who passed away in the past year under the care of the…

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‘Continuing Nursing Education Programme’ Palliative care

Update by GB Pant Hospital in association with DNipcare on 30th August 2019 Dr. Rathi Balachandran, Assistant Director General Nursing, Ministry of Health & FW, Govt. of India, inaugurated the ‘Continuing Nursing Education Programme’ Palliative Care: An Update. Dr. Saveena Raheja, Incharge, Palliative Care Unit, Vardhman Mahavira Medical College (VMMC) and Safdarjang Hospital, Dr. (Prof.)…

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Dr. Abhinav Singh’s contribution to LEXICON

Dr. Abhinav Singh, IAPC Central Council member and an experienced palliative care physician, has contributed to the ‘Lexicon’, 24th Edition, ‘The cloak that matters’, in the section ‘Diverging Roads’ which is dedicated to the Deptt. of Palliative Care,CMC, Vellore. CAREER IN PALLIATIVE CARE: THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE – TIME TO RECKON Dr. Abhinav Singh,…

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IAPC decision on Advance Directives – Charters of Patient Rights

Charter of Patients’ Rights for adoption by NHRC Patients’ rights are Human rights! Preamble The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) emphasizes the fundamental dignity and equality of all human beings. Based on this concept, the notion of Patient Rights has been developed across the globe in the last few decades. There is a growing…

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