The Indian Journal of Palliative Care (IJPC) is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Indian Association of Palliative Care.

The journal is indexed with AMED, Caspur, CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), DOAJ, EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, EMCARE, Expanded Academic ASAP, Genamics JournalSeek, Google Scholar, Health & Wellness Research Center, Health Reference Center Academic, Hinari, Index Copernicus, Indian Science Abstracts, National Science Library, OpenJGate, PrimoCentral, ProQuest, PubMed, Pubmed Central, Scimago Journal Ranking, SCOLOAR, SCOPUS, SIIC databases, SNEMB, Summon by Serial Solutions and Ulrich’s International Periodical Directory.

The journal welcomes contributions in the following areas: original articles on clinical research, psycho social, ethical and spiritual issues; review articles, clinical guidelines, case reports, case discussions, narratives, reports on important meetings, book reviews, short reports and letters to the editor.

Read the current issue of IJPC online

Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care

IAPC has been conducting a Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC) for doctors and nurses from 2007.

The course aims to inculcate the principles of palliative care to improve patient care through proper communication and effective management of difficult symptoms. The course is divided into 2 components: Part A and Part B.

Doctors with MBBS / BDS (including those doing their internship) and nurses with Diploma in Nursing / BSc Nursing are eligible to apply.

The course is conducted in June and November. Find out more here.

Children’s Palliative Care

IAPC launched the Children’s Palliative Care Project in India to improve the quality of life of children with HIV and other life-limiting illness.

Launched in October 2010, the project is being implemented in Mumbai region.

Children’s Palliative Care Project in India is part of the two country project of Department of International Development, UK.


ehospice is a globally run news and information resource that provides the latest news, commentary and analysis from the world of hospice, palliative and end of life care.

It offers a single point of access to intelligence and good practice from around the world, with the aim of helping to improve patient care globally. It brings together the expertise and experience of the global hospice and palliative care community, and helps reduce the isolation felt by many people receiving or providing end of life care.

ehospice is owned by the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA). IAPC handles the Indian edition of ehospice.

Visit ehospice India edition