Training Programs for Counsellors and Physiotherapists

IAPC Announces Training Programs in Palliative Care for Counsellors and Physiotherapists On the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, Indian Association of Palliative announces online training programs in palliative care for Counsellors and Physiotherapists. A. Online Training Program in Palliative Care for Physiotherapists This half day training program aims to help the candidates…

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IAPC Newsletter: September 2020

From the President’s Desk Dear Friends, It is time for a unified action for palliative care; World Hospice and Palliative Care Day celebrations are approaching. The palliative care community from around the globe join hands on the second Saturday of October every year, to raise voice for palliative care. The theme for 2020 is “My…

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Toll-free emotional Support Helpline for Cancer patients and their families

Can-Helper A joint initiative by Tata Memorial Centre and Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune. Cancer patients and their families in Maharashtra can now dial in to Can-Helper – a first-of-its-kind toll-free helpline to provide support for fear, anxiety and stress related to cancer. This service, operated by experienced counsellors, is available on a…

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End-of-life care for Serious COVID-19 Patients

“When medical prowess is finite, infinite compassion truly helps to heal” Healthcare systems globally and in India have been struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, is a major teaching hospital in Udupi district, Karnataka and one of the main centres providing care for COVID-19 patients. The number of…

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Ethics-based decision-making in a COVID-19 pandemic crisis

This article by Dr. Naveen Salins and Dr. Ashish Gulia (published as the editorial of Indian Journal of Medical Sciences), provides an overview of the ethics based decision-making during a COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Seven ethical principles that guides decision-making in a pandemic crisis have been listed in this article. Congratulations Dr. Naveen and Dr. Ashish…

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“Random Musings of a Physician Poet”

“Our secret affair started during my teen years…A constant companion by my side, my pen, was my first love.The culmination of this journey is this book,Random Musings of a Physician Poet,an autobiographical anthology of verses, a story of my experimentswith life and with words.As I traverse the fifth decade of my life, the 50 poems…

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IAPC Offers Virtual Internship Program for Students

Indian Association of Palliative Care offers Virtual Internship Program for students. We have been receiving queries from students from various universities about whether they can do an internship with IAPC, online. Considering the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, and requirements of the students, it has been decided to offer a virtual internship program for students.…

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Global Leaders in the Advancement & Development of Palliative Care Program

Apply Now for the Global Leaders in the Advancement & Development of Palliative Care (GLAD) Program The GLAD program is designed to support palliative care workers from any discipline, who have demonstrated leadership capabilities, and who wish to advance palliative care in their own countries in line with United Nations (UN) Organizations resolutions and commitments…

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