To Tell or Not to Tell

To Tell or Not to Tell: Exploring the Preferences and Attitudes of Patients and Family Caregivers on Disclosure of a Cancer-Related Diagnosis and Prognosis Cancer-related communication is a complex process and not just the mere transfer of information. It is important to understand the preferences of patients and family caregivers about disclosure of diagnosis and…

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Death and Dying: Negotiating the Maze

Karunashraya has organised a symposium on Death and Dying – Negotiating the Maze, on Saturday 9th (1:30 PM to 5:30 PM) and Sunday 10th (9:30 AM to 2:00 PM) November 2019. The topics are very interesting with eminent speakers participating. We have arranged for live streaming and the links (either of the two) are: http://dazzletv.ivb7webcaster.com/karunashraya.aspx…

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Delhi Declaration for Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care for Older People

DELHI DECLARATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 25 February 2018 – New Delhi     Background: With the objective of improving palliative and end of life care for older people, the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC), invited representatives of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG), Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Society…

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Joint statement on ‘Palliative care’ & ‘End-of-Life Care for Older People’

Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care for Older People Joint statement made by: The Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG) Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Society of India (ARDSI) HelpAge India Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) Draft 21/01/17 The Indian population is ageing: Elder population now stands at 100 million and is projected to grow to 324…

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Doordarshan to telecast ‘END OF LIFE CARE’

Doordarshan India recorded a panel discussion on End Of Life Care. Dr. Nagesh Simha, the Medical Director of Karunashraya in Bengaluru, India and Honorary Tutor of School of Medicine of Cardiff University, Wales, has anchored the show. The participants in this panel discussion are all passionately involved in the End of Life care India Task Force…

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Two hands of care come together for better end-of-life care

In the first-ever partnership of its kind, the specialities of critical care and palliative care joined hands on the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, 2014 and vowed to work together for excellence in end-of-life care. “Together we choose”, the joint campaign of IAPC and the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)…

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IAPC and ISCCM join hands to achieve excellence in end-of-life care

In a path-breaking partnership, the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) and the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) have joined hands with the objective of achieving excellence in end-of-life care. The integrated care plan, published in the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, comes four years after a study of quality of death…

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