Newsletter: November 2021 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

We are preparing for the upcoming IAPC’s Annual General Body Meeting (AGBM) scheduled to be held on Friday, 12th November, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. We have already circulated an email requesting registration and sharing the registration link and have also taken efforts to connect with those members (via post and sms’s) whose currently registered email ids are dysfunctional. Please note that registration is mandatory as the login credentials will be sent to your pre-registered email address. I request you to register and participate in the IAPC’s AGBM as it will provide you an opportunity to review the activities of IAPC, provide valuable guidance towards the future direction of IAPC and share feedback on various policy decisions…

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IAPC’s Special Feature for the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD)

  1. A special report on the State wise update on Palliative Care in India
  2. The WHPCD videos (Video 1 and Video 2) to celebrate palliative care providers from across the country. We thank Dr. Wasim Hoda, for his support in editing and compiling these videos.
  3. Glimpses into the WHPCD celebrations by palliative care centers from across the country.

We would like to thank and acknowledge all the contributors for all their enthusiasm, efforts, timely support and cooperation, without which these projects would not have been possible.

Education and Training

Update: Online workshop on Psychosocial care in chronic illness (non oncology)

Next batch of the IAPC’s CCEPC course to be launched soon

IAPC Academy to soon launch several exciting new courses / webinars

Update from IAPC ACADEMY

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Awards and Recognitions

The 2021 BMA Medical Book Awards have been announced, and we have reasons to celebrate!

The Fellowship in Palliative Care awarded the ‘Leadership in Education Award 2021’ by EAPC and EUPCA

RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust’s initiative towards making palliative care accessible to all!

The Bagchi Karunashraya PC Centre begins provisioning free home care services in Bhubaneswar

Punjab gets its first hospice at Mallunangal

Santham’, a dedicated palliative and hospice care service launched in Coimbatore

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Interesting Reads

  1. The WHO launches a set of indicators to evaluate and monitor the development of palliative care worldwide, an article re-published from ehospice India
  2. Re-publishing  the IAPC’s special feature on geriatric palliative care to commemorate the International Day of the Older Persons (1 October)
  3. Let’s discuss palliative care for our pets by Ms. Crystal Pereira, New Delhi, in commemoration of World Animal Welfare Day (4th October) and to initiate discussions and highlight the need for palliative care for animals as well
  4. An urgent need for Palliative care models for chronic mental illness by Dr. Chitra Venkateswaran, Kochi, to observe World Mental Health Day (10th October)
  5. The role of palliative nursing care in spinal injury and disabilities by Ms. Mamta Parihar, Jodhpur, to celebrate World Spine Day (16th October)
  6. The evolving social narrative of ‘Poverty’: A random recollection, by Mr. K. V. Hamza, New Delhi, in observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17th October)

Other upcoming events

Register and book your spot in the award winning Fellowship program before 30th November, 2021!

Apply for the Pediatric Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Attention Nurses: Register for the Conference on Pioneering Nurses

Apply for the recently revived IAHPC Annual Recognition Awards Program

Register and celebrate the world’s first Compassionate Communities Day on 1st November

Register for the ongoing ‘WHO and Religions for Peace global conference’ to strengthen national responses to health emergencies

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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

Register for the IAPC’s upcoming virtual AGBM on Friday, 12th November, 2021!

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

Update: IAPCON 2022, Jaipur

‘Saath Saath’ helpline launched by Consortium of Indian Palliative Care

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PC Centre Directory of India

State-wise list
of Palliative Care centres in India

Please select a State or Union Territory from the drop-down list above. Then click on the Get it! button below.

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