Newsletter: May 2022 Edition

From the President’s Desk

Dr. Sushma Bhatnagar

Dear Friends,

Adversities are a part of one’s life. The human race is designed to overcome these adversities to co-exist and move forward. I feel that choosing the empathetic path, will make one feel more content and resilient to travel through this arduous journey. The heat wave in some parts of India and the mounting threat imposed once again by the Corona Virus are no exceptions, to such adversities. 

Despite these adversities, I am happy to share highlights from the exciting developments that have been unfurling in the field of Palliative Care. I invite and recommend you to read this edition of the newsletter for complete details of the below mentioned. 

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Education and Training

The IAPC successfully conducts online examinations for 352 candidates participating in the IAPC’s CCEPC course

Register before 7th May 2022, for Caregiver Saathi’s first cohort of ‘Practices of Compassionate Caring’ program

AIIMS Jodhpur, conducts a Palliative Care Awareness Program for their ward boys

Sawai Mansingh Medical College, Jaipur, conducts a 3-day ELNEC training program for their Nurses

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Report on activities in April

Update from IAPC ACADEMY: Sessions planned for May

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Awards and Recognitions

Nurse Sheelarani conferred India’s prestigious National Florence Nightingale Award, 2021

Dr Geeta Joshi awarded the Indian Society for the Study of Pain’s Annual Oration Award, 2022

Palliative / Geriatric wards inaugurated in all of Jammu and Kashmir’s District Hospitals post IAPC’s training of district Doctors and Nurses in March

Nagaland’s first full fledged Palliative Care Center inaugurated on 24th April, 2022

Department of Palliative & Supportive Medicine inaugurated at Sri Aurobindo Medical College and Post Graduate Institute, Indore, on 26th April, 2022

Palliative Care Unit inaugurated at Seth Nandlal Dhoot Hospital, Aurangabad, on 26th April, 2022

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Interesting Reads

IAPC’s Exclusive Articles

  1. An unnoticed collateral damage, by Dr Spandana Rayala, Hyderabad, in observance of Siblings Day (10th April)
  2. Palliative Care for patients and families living with Hemophilia, By Dr Avinash Tiwari and Dr Prasad Dange, Raipur, in acknowledgement of World Hemophilia Day (17th April)
  3. The Importance of Being Psychologically Safe at Our Workplace (with due forgiveness from Mr. Wilde), Dr Jayita Deodhar, Mumbai, in commemoration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work (28th April)
  4. Beholden to the humble beginning of Palliative Care in India, Dr Bidhu K Mohanti, Bhubaneshwar

Other Compelling reads

  1. Reducing Burnout and Building Sustainable Resilience among End-of-Life Care Professionals: Mindful-Compassion Art-based Therapy (MCAT)
  2. Free Resources for the Global Palliative Care Community: The IAHPC International Directories
  3. Why we need to take action on quality palliative care by Anna Ray, Shams Syed and Marie-Charlotte Bouësseau

Other upcoming events

Register for a free virtual workshop on ‘Improving Advance Care Planning Engagement for all in Long-term Care’, 4th May, 2022

Register for WPPCAN’s Workshop on ‘The Power of Stories in Palliative Care Advocacy’, 4th May, 2022

Register before 8th May, 2022, for the 5th Maruzza International Congress on Paediatric Palliative Care, 25th – 28th May, 2022

Register for the EAPC’s, 18th World Congress, 15th – 17th June, 2023

Register for the 7th International African Palliative Care Conference, 24th – 26th August, 2022

Submit abstracts before 31st May, 2022 for the International Neuroethics Society’s Annual Meeting, 2nd – 4th November, 2022

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To offer help and support during challenging times

  1. ‘Saath Saath Helpline’: Your Palliative Care helpline – 1800-202-7777
  2. Bereavement support India:
  3. Telehealth Consultation (Pallium India):
  4. Caregiver Saathi:
  5. National Helpline for Psychosocial and Mental health support offered by The MoHFW, GoI and NIMHANS: 080-46110007 (If you are a health care worker, please press 5 when prompted after dialing the above number to access a direct and dedicated line for healthcare workers)

Announcements / Messages
from IAPC

The World Hospice and Palliative Care Day’s Theme for 2022 has been announced!

IAPCON 2023: Last chance to submit your expression of interest to conduct pre-conference workshops

Join us for ‘An Evening of Laughs with Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi’ on Monday 9th May, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Enjoy the IAPC’s and SMA-Nirvana’s evening of harmonies, ‘Singing for the Stars’, on Sunday, 15th May, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Celebrate your palliative care Nurse(s) by submitting entries before Monday, 2nd May, 2022

Bookworms Alert: The IAPC’s Bookclub, ‘The Bookworms’, is relaunching on Friday, 27th May, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Update your details in the IAPC’s National PC Directory!

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State-wise list
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