Newsletter: January 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

Greetings for New Year 2022!

As I sit down to pen my thoughts, I shudder thinking of the year each of us has overcome. Several of us lost our near and dear ones due to the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic, while every single one of us had to face unimaginable challenges and struggles throughout the year. Yet, we were resilient and moved forward. I sincerely hope and wish that this year will bring with it, peace, happiness and cheerfulness amongst us all…

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Education and Training

Last chance to register for the IAPC’s upcoming CCEPC batch of January 2022

IAPC Academy launches a Certificate Course in Palliative Care Pharmacy

Successful completion of ELNEC course at Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital & Research Institute, Hyderabad

An ‘Algorithmic approach’ to several aspects of Palliative care is now available

Update from IAPC ACADEMY

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Awards and Recognitions

Congratulations Pallium India for a brilliant 18 year journey in Palliative care!

Congratulations Golden Butterflies, for a sparkling 3 year journey in Paediatric Palliative Care!

Soul Palliative Care, Chennai, felicitated by Chennai Salutes Edition 1!

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Interesting Reads

  1. Hope in Life with HIV by Dr. Rajni Herman, New Delhi, in observance of World AIDS Day (1st December)
  2. Volunteering: Evolving by touching lives by Dr. Ganpathy, Mumbai, to commemorate the International Volunteer day (5th December).
  3. Rights, Relief and the Road ahead by Ms. Smriti Rana, Trivandrum, in honour of Human Rights Day (10th December).
  4. Palliative Care and the fundamental right to die with dignity by Mr. Rishabh Shrivastava and Dr. Anant Bhan, Bhopal, in observance of the Universal Health Coverage Day (12th December).
  5. Republication of the IAPC’s Special Feature on Palliative Care for the LGBTI Community to commemorate the Minorities Day in India (18th December).
  6. Kosish: the journey by Dr. Abhijit Dam, Jharkand, a republication from ehospice India edition.
  7. “The Thriving Giver: 7 principles for health professionals and caregivers to enhance self-care and prevent burnout” by Sarah Kuipers. The book offers to help healthcare professionals cope with job related exhaustion, a large part of which extends to care for individuals. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.
  8. Module One, Global and regional advocacy framework, institutional landscape” and Module TwoAccess to essential medicines: normative, historical & policy context” of the IAHPC’s Palliative Care Advocacy, Member Education Series, is now available (free, open access) on the IAHPC website.

Other upcoming events

Register for the Cardio Oncology Lecture series from the Global Cancer Consortium

Register for the 16 hour in-person Volunteer Training Program at Karunashraya, Bengaluru

Register for the Marie Curie research conference 2022

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To offer help and support during challenging times

  1. Bereavement support India: https://www.bereavementsupportindia.co.in/
  2. Sukh Dukh Helpline: https://palliumindia.org/2020/10/sukh-dukh-helpline
  3. Caregiver Saathi: https://caregiversaathi.co.in/index.php
  4. Canhelper: https://www.cipla.com/press-releases-statements/can-helper-indias-first-toll-free-emotional-support-helpline-cancer
  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

Singing for the Stars: A musical collaboration between the Shankar Mahadevan Academy Nirvana and the IAPC

Register before 8 p.m. on 11th January, 2022, to participate in the IAPC’s upcoming virtual Elections

Register for exciting events and much more at IAPCON 2022

The IJPC’s October – December 2021 issue is now LIVE!

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

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State-wise list
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