The humanity in palliative care

The humanity in palliative care: a physical therapist’s perspective – Ms. Gehna, Rishikesh “Every life is precious and it’s worth cannot be measured”, was something I heard repeatedly during my childhood. This inspired and motivated me to choose the medical profession and become a physiotherapist. As I began working in the field, I started to…

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Recognizing the Invisible Life of Caregivers

Recognizing the Invisible Life of Caregivers – Ms. Ashu Issar, Gurgaon Caregiving or “Seva” has been one of the most glorified virtues of our cultural heritage. However, there is very little awareness, let alone sensitivity towards the challenges of the caregiver – be it a family caregiver or a professional. Eulogies paid on the altar…

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Palliative Care: A Care that is misunderstood!

Palliative Care: A Care that is misunderstood! – Ms. Vandana Mahajan, Mumbai A 72-year-old lady diagnosed with lung carcinoma, has ‘palliative care’ written in her treatment plan. The patient’s daughter is in tears and says “My mother is active and healthy. Why palliative care? Is she dying?” I gently respond, “Palliative care does not mean…

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Register for the “ASCO Palliative Care e-Course”

The Tata Memorial Hospital, Department of Palliative Medicine, in collaboration with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) & Palliative Care Interdisciplinary (PCIC) is organizing a virtual 2 weekend course, “ASCO Palliative Care e-Course” (APCeC) on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th October 2021 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The core and advanced Palliative Care…

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IAPC Newsletter: September 2021

From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, I am delighted to announce that the much awaited IAPCON 2022 website is live now! I invite you all to participate in this virtual international conference as it is a unique opportunity for the palliative care community from India and beyond, to come together for a mutual exchange of…

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IAPC’s Special Feature on Palliative Care for the LGBTI Community

IAPC’s Special Feature on Palliative Care for the LGBTI Community 1. An overview of care for the LGBTI Community: Role of Palliative Care      Dr. Rajni Herman, New Delhi 2. Hidden Lives also Matter: A Nurse’s perspective      Ms. Anu Savio Thelly, Puducherry 3. Challenges in caring for the LGBTI Community: A Counsellor’s Perspective      Ms. Poornima Prakash,…

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IAPC’s Special Feature on Geriatric Palliative Care

IAPC’s Special Feature on Geriatric Palliative Care 1. A current update on Geriatric Palliative Care in India      Dr. Prince John, Pune, Maharashtra 2. Geriatrics and Palliative Care Bonhomie: A Geriatrician’s perspective      Dr. Dominic Benjamin, Bengaluru, Karnataka 3. Palliative Care needs of older persons at home (including End-of-Life Care)      Dr. Stanley C Macaden, Bengaluru, Karnataka 4.…

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Lung Cancer and Palliative Care

Lung Cancer and Palliative Care – Dr. Prabhat S. Malik, New Delhi Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. It is considered as the ‘disease of smokers’; however lung cancer in non-smokers is being recognized as an increasingly prominent public health issue in recent times. Though screening with low dose CT…

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Palliative Care needs of older persons at home

Palliative Care needs of older persons at home (including End-of-Life Care) – Dr. Stanley C Macaden, Bengaluru Let’s begin with a short case summary: Mr. Raju (name changed), was 80 and a known case of Diabetes, Hypertension and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He had good family support and was under the care of a…

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