Palliative Care in India – A SWOT Analysis

Palliative Care in India – A SWOT Analysis Dr. Divya Mishra MD, M.Med, NFPM Consulting Physician, LBSNAA, Mussoorie Yesterday, 12th October was the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day and as part of the palliative care community of providers, I observed a unique celebration of the concept on the logo- ‘My Care, My…

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Kochi Home Care Experience

A Testimony from a delegate on Kochi Home Care Experience 4th to 7th February 2019 were allotted for Kochi Home Care Experience as one of the Pre-Conference workshops organized in connection with IAPCONKochi2019 – the 26th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care.  More delegates chose to accompany the home care teams of various…

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IAPCON 2019, Aluva, Kochi: From the Organising Secretary’s desk

We started the conference activities an year ago; but with a difference While reporting the conduct of IAPCONKochi2019 – the 26th International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care – held from 8th February 2019 at AELI Hills, Keezhmadu, Aluva, Kerala, India, we have a different story to share. The Conference theme was “Voices in…

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DNipCare team meets Hon. Minister of State for Defense

A report by Mr. Suresh Thalirayil, IAPC CC member The DNipCare Team met Dr. Subhash Ramrao Bhamre, Honourable Union Minister of State for Defence, Government of India on 08th January 2019 with the following request: a) Ministry of Defence to set up Palliative Care Units as in the case of Base Hospital, Delhi, using the…

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Palliative Care: An Update

DNipCare (Delhites’ National Initiative in Palliative Care) conducted a Workshop for the Nursing fraternity including Nursing Students of Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt., on Saturday, 24th November 2018 in Nalanda Auditorium of the Hospital.     Lectures delivered by Faculties included: Introduction and Need of Palliative Care: Dr. Rathi Balachandran, ADG (Nursing), MoHFW, Govt. of India.…

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Report from Palliative Care centers in Kerela

Alpha Palliative Care Teams in all 17 Centres were asked to use the occasion to conduct programmes to enhance awareness about palliative care and end of life care, involving students of their respective geographic area. Most of the centres conducted Walkathons.     Thrissur Hospice conducted a fund-raising programme on the previous night (12th October).…

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, 13th Oct 2018: Report by IAPC Zonal Members

DNipCare celebrated World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 13th October 2018 in Kerala Club, M-67, Connaught Place, New Delhi. The program started with a session on Comprehensive Breast Cancer Awareness taken by Dr. Anita Khokhar, Department of Community Medicine, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi along with Dr. Rajni Mutneja, Shanti Avedna Sadan, New…

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World Hospice & Palliative Care Day – 2018: A Report

Department of Palliative Medicine, and Community Oncology center & Hospice, Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Ahmedabad celebrated World Hospice & Palliative Care Day – 2018 on 13 Oct 2018, in Hospice premises.     A “Colostomy Care Workshop” was arranged on the occasion. 50 Colostomy patients with caregivers participated in this workshop. They shared their…

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IAPC conducts 1 day awareness programme at CIHSR, Nagaland: A report

One Day Palliative Care Awareness Program at CIHSR, Nagaland With the aim to educate and bring awareness to the masses, a One Day Palliative Care awareness program was organized by the Palliative Care Team of Christian Institute of Health Sciences and Research (CIHSR), Dimapur on the 28th of September 2018 at CIHSR Campus. This program…

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