IAPC Newsletter: August 2022

Newsletter: August 2022 Edition From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, On behalf of the IAPC, I am elated to announce travel scholarships worth Rs. 1,00,000/- for IAPC Members presenting papers at IAPCON 2023. The winners of the scholarship will be selected by the Scientific Committee of IAPCON 2023. Authors of the 10 best abstracts, will…

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Music Therapy in the journey of a cancer patient

Music Therapy in the journey of a cancer patient – Dr. Arkanil Gain, New Delhi Cancer is one of the most feared and stigmatized diagnosis prevailing in this world. It disrupts various aspects of one’s life starting from the physical, social, psychological aberrations and their interpersonal relationships. The journey for a cancer patient and their…

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Perspectives: Palliative Care Home Visit

Perspectives: Palliative Care Home Visit – Col. (Dr.) Nikahat Jahan, Secunderabad After serving twenty years as a specialist in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, I started  training in the field of Palliative care. As a part of my training I, along with three of my colleagues, had the opportunity to join the palliative care team…

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Spreading the essence of empathy: an NGO experience in Patient Navigation

Spreading the essence of empathy: an NGO experience in Patient Navigation – Dr. Anupama Mukherjee, Goa On a rainy evening, during a routine visit to the Medical Oncology ward at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Goa, we chanced upon a weak yet playful boy curled up at his bed by the window-side. The nurses…

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‘Sri Satya Sai Palliative Care Centre’ inaugurated at Puttaparthi

‘Sri Satya Sai Palliative Care Centre’ inaugurated at Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh, on 12th July, 2022 A new palliative care centre, Sri Satya Sai Palliative Care Centre, was inaugurated at Puttaparthi on Tuesday, 12th July, 2022, by the Collector, Sri Sathya Sai District, Andhra Pradesh.  The centre is being set up by the Pain Relief and Palliative Care Society (PRPCS),…

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Aravanaippu: The Rural Palliative Care Project

Aravanaippu: The Rural Palliative Care Project – Dr. Harsha Singh, Coimbatore Aravanaippu is a home based palliative care initiative by the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation. Aravanaippu was born in 2019, and began its services at Karadivavi, a small village near Coimbatore, which is the birthplace of Padma Bhushan Dr Sitra Srinivasan, Founder, Coimbatore Cancer Foundation.   The…

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Yoga – The Calm amidst the chaos in the life of a palliative care recipient

Yoga – The Calm amidst the chaos in the life of a palliative care recipient – Ms Sreekala Sunderrajan, Bengaluru Imagine this: You are walking on a hard concrete road with a broken shoe on a scorching hot summer day in Delhi. At that moment when you are about to faint, you are welcomed into…

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IAPC Newsletter: May 2022

Newsletter: May 2022 Edition From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, Adversities are a part of one’s life. The human race is designed to overcome these adversities to co-exist and move forward. I feel that choosing the empathetic path, will make one feel more content and resilient to travel through this arduous journey. The heat wave in some…

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