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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Intersection and Role of Palliative Care in Caring for Older Persons

Intersection and Role of Palliative Care in Caring for Older Persons – Dr Pooja Dutta, New Delhi Palliative care is the holistic approach to care for people with serious illnesses, regardless of their age. It focuses on improving the quality of life for patients and their caregivers by managing symptoms, providing emotional and spiritual support,…

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How Palliative Care and Disaster Risk Reduction reinforce each other

How Palliative Care and Disaster Risk Reduction reinforce each other – Mr Harsh Vardhan Sahni, Washington DC, USA I’ll call this friend Sneha. Her wedding was my last big celebration before the Covid19 lockdown. Friends and relatives showed up wearing their finest, danced into the night, did it again the next day, and the next.…

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Palliative Care for Cardiovascular Disease

Palliative Care for Cardiovascular Disease – Dr Eric Borges, Mumbai The management of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) using Palliative Care (PC) principles is in its infancy in India and is evolving worldwide. To commemorate ‘World Heart Day’, observed on 29th September, I am presenting my approach to this very complex field.  The concept of Palliative Care was…

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Navigating Suicidality in Palliative Care: A Multi-dimensional View

Navigating Suicidality in Palliative Care: A Multi-dimensional View – Dr Sravannthi Maya, Hyderabad From being just a specialty to being an emerging field in care provision, and to now having specialist and sub specialties, palliative care has come a long way from the hospice movement back in 1980’s. (Salins et al., 2022). Palliative care addresses…

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