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IAPC Offers Virtual Internship Program
Indian Association of Palliative Care offers Virtual Internship Program for students. Considering the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, and requirements of the students, it has been decided to offer a virtual internship program for students. Find the details and the application form Here
Launches Online Training Program Series 2
Series Starts from 18th January 2021. Find the details Here
Online Training Program Videos
Communicating with a child who is terminally ill: Does it matter? The following conversation takes place on a random working day at Tata Medical Center, Kolkata. Shreshta and Soumitra usually have a routine discussion about the…
‘SUBHITA’, The Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care Center’s Experience – Ms. Poonam Bagai, New Delhi Subhita, the Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care Center located in close proximity to AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, is India’s one and…
Forgiveness as a spiritual tool in palliative care – R. Vijayalakshmi, Chennai A lady in her mid sixties with a diagnosis of advanced cancer, came to our clinic for symptom management. When I enquired about her…
Broken crayons colour just as well! – Lavanya Krishnakumar, Chennai Sahil (name changed) looked at me with a twinkle in his healthy eye; the bandage on his other eye seemed larger than his thin, small face….
Improving access to children living with life limiting conditions; Hyderabad experience – Dr. Gayatri Palat, Dr. Spandana Rayala, Dr. Mohammed Ishak Tayoob, Hyderabad When a child receives a diagnosis of a life limiting condition like Tay-Sachs…
Q: What motivated you to get involved in palliative care? I was born and raised in a humble household consisting of my parents and three siblings in Hmarkhawlien village of Cachar district, Assam. Despite hailing from…
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Together We Choose
End-of-life care concerns us all. We need to talk about dying with dignity as it is an important part of life. Quality of death matters as much as quality of life.
The quality of death index in the 2010 report on a study commissioned by Lien Foundation ranked India the lowest among 40 countries. How we care for life at the end is a good indicator of our society’s health.
Critical care has an important role in conditions that are reversible. However, when these measures cease to have the desired effect, they only serve to prolong the process of dying.
It is important to recognise this process and the distress associated with it. At this stage, palliative care can help to preserve quality of life, reduce pain and suffering, and maintain dignity.
Together We choose
- To recognise that it is natural for life to end.
- To respect the patient as an individual who deserves, compassion, comfort, dignity, peace and hope.
- To ensure good quality of life for the patient and the family through palliative care.
- To achieve good pain and symptom control and to alleviate suffering by ensuring access to affordable medicines.
- To empower the patient and the family to have honest and empathetic communication about terminal illness and the dying process.
- To honour and implement the patient’s preferences regarding end-of-life care.
- To provide bereavement support to the family after the patient moves on.
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In a society like ours, where talking about death is a taboo, some people who are terminally ill, not only accept death but also come to terms with it in the most fascinating manner… by joking about it.
Introducing #LaughAtDeath – A topic that makes you cry your heart out becomes a topic that makes you laugh your guts out.
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