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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Movement Medicine and Integrative Palliative Care

Movement Medicine and Integrative Palliative Care – Zuleikha, USA “Offering hope to those suffering from terminal illness or battling challenging life circumstances isn’t easy… for American dancer and healer Zuleikha.” —Words from my late dear friend, Ms Ritu Bhatia, a Delhi journalist. I am Zuleikha, a performing artist, an educator in transformative self-care, and the…

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The Other One

The Other One – Dr Jewell Joseph, Vellore “There is no one in the world, other than your siblings, who knows what it’s like to have been raised the way you were.” In many ways, the sibling bond is unique. It encompasses the comfort of family, the freshness of friendship and the spirit of rivalry.…

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IAPC Newsletter: March 2024

Newsletter: March 2024 Edition From the President’s Desk Hello Friends, First and foremost, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the organizing team of IAPCON 2024, for successfully organising an excellent academic extravaganza infused with the rich history of IAPC. I am delighted to share that 438 delegates participated in IAPCON 2024, which was held earlier…

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The Joy of practicing Palliative Care

The Joy of practicing Palliative Care – Dr Pankaj Chowdhary, Siliguri Following my house-job in Radiotherapy, I decided to pursue my professional career in Oncology. My professor immediately warned me of the paucity of work in 1986 – 87. Despite the challenges in technology (limited availability of CT scans, radiotherapy equipment and planning aids) and…

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