IAPC Newsletter: June 2024

Newsletter: June 2024 Edition From the President’s Desk Hello Friends, I am delighted to share interesting updates from the upcoming 32nd International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2025). The conference team has announced an interesting line-up of pre-conference workshops. Exciting ‘Combo offers’ for those interested to become members of the IAPC, along…

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The Science of Yoga and it’s benefits in a Palliative Setting

The Science of Yoga and it’s benefits in a Palliative Setting – Dr. Bindu Menon, Hyderabad Yoga is a mind-body practice which originated in India thousands of years ago, that aims to create inner harmony and integrate the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of life. What yoga can offer in palliative care is a holistic…

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Individual grief manifests as love for the community

Individual grief manifests as love for the community – Ms. Sailaja Tripathy, Bhubaneswar Deepesh’s association with Amrit Dhara Palliative Care Trust (ADPCT) was made possible by Ms Namrata Rath (Managing Trustee and Secretary, ADPCT), who was a source of support during his cancer treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Deepesh was a 25-year-old gentleman who was…

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Empowering tomorrow’s nurses is the economic force of Compassionate Care

Empowering tomorrow’s nurses is the economic force of Compassionate Care – Ms. Sangeetha Murugan, Bengaluru Imagine a hospital without nurses. It is a daunting thought that sends shivers down one’s spine, as it reveals a nurses’ profound impact on our lives from the moment we are born to the final moments of our journey. In…

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IAPC Newsletter: May 2024

Newsletter: May 2024 Edition From the President’s Desk Hello Friends, I am thrilled to announce that the preparations for the 32nd Annual International Conference of the IAPC (IAPCON 2025) is progressing systematically. Registrations are now open for the conference, with an early bird offer available! The conference will take place at the Auditorium of AIIMS between…

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What is at the heart of nursing?: My recent Reflections

What is at the heart of nursing?: My recent Reflections – Erika Cleborne-Bérubé, Edinburgh I maintain that being a nurse involves far more than competently completing a set of clinical tasks, such as recording clinical observations, it must involve the care of the patient as a whole person. How one nurse can be the difference…

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Partnering with ECHS to initiate Palliative Care in Armed Forces

Partnering with ECHS to initiate Palliative Care in Armed Forces – Dr Savita Butola, Panisagar The armed forces have their own way of life, their own organizational culture and their own challenges. The medical services within the forces are organized so as to meet their specific requirements. Palliative care awareness, which is lacking in the…

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IAPC Newsletter: April 2024

Newsletter: April 2024 Edition From the President’s Desk Hello Friends, The 2024 theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD), ‘Ten Years Since the Resolution: How Are We Doing?’ urges the global Palliative Care Community to examine the stark reality of access to palliative care. The Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA) estimates that…

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Unveiling Shadows: The Weight of Unspoken Truths in Terminal Illnesses

Unveiling Shadows: The Weight of Unspoken Truths in Terminal Illnesses – Ms Shelbi Baby, Ireland In times of terminal illnesses, the weight of unspoken truths can cast a shadow over the journey ahead. It’s not uncommon for individuals and their loved ones to shy away from having difficult conversations surrounding death and dying. However, as…

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