A good night’s sleep for patients without pain

“A good night’s sleep for patients without pain; Isn’t that we aspire for!” “It’s a sad fact that even after amendments of NDPS rules, opioid analgesics are not reaching to those who needs them the most. And this, is now exacerbated by the pandemic situation and lockdown enforced due to it.” – writes Dr. Anuja…

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IAPC Launches Online Training Program

Series Starts from 29th June 2020 Indian Association of Palliative Care launches a new initiative – IAPC Academy- an online training program with an aim to provide  training to students doing MD in Palliative Medicine,  by experts in the field. This series will start from  Monday 29th June  2020, with an opening session  by Dr.…

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IAPC Newsletter: June 2020

From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, The country is shifting into a reverse quarantine phase, with more facilities open and more freedom for movement. With the stringent and systematic measures taken and the two-months-long shut down, we have somehow hoarded our health system from collapse and controlled the threatening effect of COVID-19 pandemic. Even though…

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Finally the Dilemma on DNAR ENDS; Gains Legal Basis

Dr. Roop Gurshani explains the relevance of the position paper by the BioEthics Unit of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNAR) orders and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), published in the current issue of the Indian Journal of Medical Research The ICMR has confirmed that CPR is not a default…

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IAPC Newsletter: April 2020

From the President’s Desk Dear Members and Colleagues, India is passing through an extraordinary healthcare challenge because of COVID-19. In this extreme situation we assure our support to those who need care, to our colleagues, who are struggling to continue palliative care services, as well as to all the health care professionals working tirelessly all…

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethical Board is Essential in Decision Making

A zoom session on COVID -19 and palliative care was organized by Pallium India INC and IOWA University on 25th March 2020. Here is a brief report prepared by Dr. Lulu Mathews (Program Director, Academics, IPM, Kozhikode and Mr. I. Terrymize, Research Associate, IPM). Dr. M R Rajagopal, a global leader in palliative care and…

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