The Science of Yoga and it’s benefits in a Palliative Setting

The Science of Yoga and it’s benefits in a Palliative Setting – Dr. Bindu Menon, Hyderabad Yoga is a mind-body practice which originated in India thousands of years ago, that aims to create inner harmony and integrate the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of life. What yoga can offer in palliative care is a holistic…

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Empowering tomorrow’s nurses is the economic force of Compassionate Care

Empowering tomorrow’s nurses is the economic force of Compassionate Care – Ms. Sangeetha Murugan, Bengaluru Imagine a hospital without nurses. It is a daunting thought that sends shivers down one’s spine, as it reveals a nurses’ profound impact on our lives from the moment we are born to the final moments of our journey. In…

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Partnering with ECHS to initiate Palliative Care in Armed Forces

Partnering with ECHS to initiate Palliative Care in Armed Forces – Dr Savita Butola, Panisagar The armed forces have their own way of life, their own organizational culture and their own challenges. The medical services within the forces are organized so as to meet their specific requirements. Palliative care awareness, which is lacking in the…

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Movement Medicine and Integrative Palliative Care

Movement Medicine and Integrative Palliative Care – Zuleikha, USA “Offering hope to those suffering from terminal illness or battling challenging life circumstances isn’t easy… for American dancer and healer Zuleikha.” —Words from my late dear friend, Ms Ritu Bhatia, a Delhi journalist. I am Zuleikha, a performing artist, an educator in transformative self-care, and the…

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The Joy of practicing Palliative Care

The Joy of practicing Palliative Care – Dr Pankaj Chowdhary, Siliguri Following my house-job in Radiotherapy, I decided to pursue my professional career in Oncology. My professor immediately warned me of the paucity of work in 1986 – 87. Despite the challenges in technology (limited availability of CT scans, radiotherapy equipment and planning aids) and…

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Unveiling the layers of Inequity: Racism and Discrimination in Healthcare

Unveiling the layers of Inequity: Racism and Discrimination in Healthcare – Palliative Care Nurse, India Racism and discrimination in healthcare in India are complex issues which are intertwined with several factors such as caste, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, language barriers, regional disparities etc. Social hierarchy, caste, and creed, significantly affect an individual’s life and their…

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Empowering Lives Through Education: The Role of the Academy of Palliative Medicine in India

Empowering Lives Through Education: The Role of the Academy of Palliative Medicine in India – Ms Asha Albuquerque Pai, Manipal Education is a powerful tool that can transform lives. On the International Day of Education, celebrated annually on January 24th, we reflect on the importance of knowledge in shaping a brighter future for all. It…

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Nurturing Intrinsic Self-Worth: A Personal Reflection on Larry’s Inspiring Journey

Nurturing Intrinsic Self-Worth: A Personal Reflection on Larry’s Inspiring Journey – Ms Sheena Jacob, Canada In the realm of healthcare, professionals often grapple with grief in the face of patient suffering. Palliative care workers, in particular, navigate this delicate balance of constantly confronting patient loss and contending with unprocessed grief. The toll of this on…

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Role of Palliative Medicine Physicians in Management of HIV/AIDS: The way forward

Role of Palliative Medicine Physicians in Management of HIV/AIDS: The way forward – Dr Bhawesh Pangaria, New Delhi HIV/AIDS is one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, affecting millions of people around the world and imposing a heavy burden on individuals, families, communities, and countries. The first case of HIV was diagnosed in…

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Role of Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Role of Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – Dr Rabiya Abdu Razak Malayil, New Delhi Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD is a common disease characterized by progressive airflow limitation and tissue destruction due to chronic inflammation from prolonged exposure to gases and noxious particles like cigarette smoking. It causes narrowing of the…

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