IAPC Newsletter: July 2024

Newsletter: July 2024 Edition From the President’s Desk Hello Friends, A very Happy Doctor’s Day to all the doctors out there! I am happy to share that as per the decision taken during the IAPC’s Annual General Body Meeting (AGBM) held in Ahmedabad, on Saturday, 10th February, 2024, we have now identified and appointed Prof. Bidhu…

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Challenges and Compassion in Palliative Care: Addressing Misconceptions and Cultural Dynamics

Challenges and Compassion in Palliative Care: Addressing Misconceptions and Cultural Dynamics – Palliative Care Nurse, Canada Persistent myths and misunderstandings surrounding palliative care present a poignant issue that profoundly impacts patient care and family dynamics. During my experience of providing end-of-life care to an immigrant from a marginalized community, I encountered a troubling situation related…

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Reflections from a silent guardian: The vital role of a social worker in palliative care

Reflections from a silent guardian: The vital role of a social worker in palliative care – Ms Vahini Bodasing, Hyderabad The vital role discharged by a Social worker in hospice care often goes unnoticed. Social workers help provide essential emotional support, facilitate communication, and help arrange practical assistance for palliative care patients and their families…

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Mishti Doi: From Chennai to Cooch Behar

Mishti Doi: From Chennai to Cooch Behar – Dr. Meenakshi V V, Chennai Unrelenting lower limb pain with an ominous looking lesion in the lumbar vertebral space brought 9-year-old Ajay (name changed) and his family from West Bengal to Cancer Institute (WIA), Chennai, in November 2022. The family’s worst fears were confirmed when the oncologists…

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IAPCON 2025: Early Bird registration and Combo registrations close on 15th July, 2024! Abstract submissions now open!

IAPCON 2025: Early Bird registration and Combo registrations close on 15th July, 2024! Abstract submissions now open! The 32nd Annual International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2025) will be held at the Auditorium of AIIMS Jammu, between Friday, 31st January, 2025, and Sunday, 2nd February, 2025. Pre-conference workshops have been slated for Thursday, 30th January, 2025. IAPCON 2025…

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