Newsletter: December 2021 Edition
From the President’s Desk
I would like to thank the IAPC members for actively participating in the Indian Association of Palliative Care’s first Online Annual General Body Meeting (AGBM), held on Friday, 12th November, 2021. The COVID 19 pandemic and the challenges imposed by it forced us to adopt a virtual platform which could accommodate our 3000+ members. The meeting would not have been possible without the immense support and cooperation of the IAPC members.
The AGBM has consented and approved to conduct the online elections for the various posts of the IAPC’s officer bearers on 21st January 2022…
Education and Training
Registrations open: IAPC’s CCEPC batch of January 2022
Successful completion of the ELNEC course by AIIMS, Bathinda
Update from IAPC ACADEMY
Awards and Recognitions
Hearty Congratulations CanSupport, on completing 25 years!
Congratulations, Dr Ravi Kannan!
Congratulations on scaling new heights, Dr Priti!
Wish Foundation confers the ‘Health Service Award’ to Mr Mujeeb Kuttamassery
- Pages from the Diary of a Palliative Care Counsellor, by Ms Vandana Mahajan, Mumbai
- Leveling up the Emotional Quotient: It’s scope in the Technocratic Onco-surgical suite, by Dr Mayank Gupta and Dr Nimish Singh, Bathinda
- Once a Volunteer, always a volunteer!, by Mr Akhil Valsarajan and Ms Padmaja P Gopi, Thrissur, to jointly observe World Compassionate Day (1st November), World Kindness Day (13th November) and the International Day for Tolerance (16th November).
- Republishing the IAPC’s special feature on Paediatric Palliative Care to jointly commemorate Infant Protection Day (7th November) and the National Children’s Day (14th November)
- The Need and Role of Palliative Care for Diabetic Patients, by Dr Anuja Damani (Manipal) and Dr Arun Ghoshal (Toronto), in acknowledgement of World Diabetes day (14th November)
- Palliative care for patients with (COPD) – an essential unmet need, by Dr Rajani Bhat, Bengaluru, in observance of World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day (17th November)
- Gender’s role in disabling help seeking behaviours, by Ms Keshav Sharma to honour International Men’s Day (19th November)
- ‘Crossing over: Stories from Karunashraya’ is a new book publication from Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya. The insightful yet simple to read book condenses two decades of their patients’ experiences from the lens of patients, counsellors, doctors and patient family’s, and is aimed to inspire us to lead better lives. The collection of 35 stories spread over 163 pages with illustrations of paintings and photographs is priced at INR 395/- per copy. Please contact the team at 7338382999 or 9980233578 for details on how you can purchase a copy.
- Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death
Other upcoming events
Apply before 31st December for the International Award for Excellence in Palliative Care (2021 – 2022)
Participate in the Marie Curie research conference 2022
Apply for the recently revived IAHPC Annual Recognition Awards Program
To offer help and support during challenging times
- Bereavement support India: https://www.bereavementsupportindia.co.in/
- Sukh Dukh Helpline: https://palliumindia.org/2020/10/sukh-dukh-helpline
- Caregiver Saathi: https://caregiversaathi.co.in/index.php
- Canhelper: https://www.cipla.com/press-releases-statements/can-helper-indias-first-toll-free-emotional-support-helpline-cancer
- 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)