Newsletter: April 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

I am glad to share with you a few humble yet, key initiatives, sown by the Indian Association of Palliative Care in collaboration with other organizations across India. Such collaborations are a beginning to our arduous journey towards achieving our dream, ‘Palliative Care accessible to all’. A spectrum of events varying from organizing training programs under the National Program for Palliative Care (NPPC) and organizing a webinar on Storytelling, were results of such collaborations held in the past few weeks…

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Education and Training

IAPC in association with NHM (J&K and Ladakh), trains district Doctors and Nurses from Jammu and Ladakh

AIIMS Raipur in association with IAPC and NHM (Chattisgarh) successfully conducts a Foundation training program for in service doctors and nurses

Karunashraya in association with IAPC, trains 30 community volunteers

ELNEC successfully conducts core training at Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati

Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, conducts an ‘Open House Discussion with the Experts’ on 4th March, 2022

Indian Nursing Curriculum now includes a 20 hour mandatory module in Palliative Care

RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust, Chennai, trains 50 rural women in Nursing and Palliative Care

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Report on activities in March

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Sessions planned for April

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Awards and Recognitions

Dr Sushma Bhatnagar recognised by The International Association for the Study of Pain

Karunashraya, awarded News18’s (Kannada) Annual Award, ‘Varshada Kannadiga 2022 – Social Service’

Dr Republica Sridhar bestowed with the Times Health Excellence Award, 2022

AIIMS Raipur inaugurates a Renal Supportive Care Unit along with their Department of Nephrology

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. Palliative Care for the Hearing Disabled, by Dr. Priti R. Sanghavi, Ahmedabad in observance of World Hearing Day (3rd March)
  2. Sleep – Beyond Benzodiazepines, by Dr. Rajashree K. C., Thrissur, in observance of World Sleep Day (19th March)
  3. Happiness and Palliative Care, by Ms Vijayalakshmi R, Chennai, and Smile for me, by Ms Lakshmi Shivaram, Chennai in commemoration of International Day of Happiness (20th March)
  4. The Lonely Patient in the ICU, a poem by Dr. Seema R. (nee Kunikullaya) Rao, Bengaluru, in commemoration of World Poetry day (21st March)

Other Compelling reads

  1. A cross-country comparison of expert assessments of the quality of death and dying
  2. Lancet commission on value of death

Other upcoming events

Register for the Global Palliative Care and Pain Relief Research Hub Webinar Series

Hurry and register for the 12th World Research Congress of the EAPC

Register for the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference

Register for the 7th Public Health Palliative Care International Congress

Register for the EAPC’s, 18th World Congress

The dates for the McGill International Congress on Palliative Care has been announced

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To offer help and support during challenging times

  1. Bereavement support India:
  2. Sukh Dukh Helpline:
  3. Caregiver Saathi:
  4. Canhelper:
  5. National Helpline for Psychosocial and Mental health support offered by The MoHFW, GoI and NIMHANS: 080-46110007 (If you are a health care worker, please press 5 when prompted after dialing the above number to access a direct and dedicated line for healthcare workers)

Announcements / Messages
from IAPC

IAPCON 2023: Call for expression of interest to conduct pre-conference workshops

IAPC in collaboration with Pallium India successfully conduct a webinar, ‘Humanising Healthcare through Storytelling’, on 23rd March 2022

The IJPC’s January – March 2022 issue is now published!

Update your details in the IAPC’s National PC Directory!

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