IAPC Newsletter: June 2020

From the President’s Desk 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 the positive…

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ECHO Series on COVID-19: Session 9

Sharing Experiences WEEK 9 Get infected with COVID-19 during patient care, develop symptoms, fall severely sick, breathless, and weak, and fight to survive lonely- this is the unbelievable story of Dr. Solomon S. Pudi, a specialty Doctor in ENT at NHS, Oldham, United Kingdom. Solomon was confronting the illness without realizing the fact that this…

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ECHO Series on COVID-19: Session 7

Understanding COVID-19 Pandemic; pathophysiology, presentation and epidemiological & its implications The session on Understanding COVID-19 Pandemic was held on 14th May 2020.Speakers and Topics: Dr. Anant Mohan, Professor, Pulmonology, AIIMS New Delhi: Key features of COVID in Respiratory System: Treatments and Redflag for Hospitalization Role of Public Health Surveillance in Responding to COVID-19: Dr. Ankur Nair, Surveillance…

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ECHO Series on COVID-19: Session 6

Supporting Children Who are Infected or Affected by COVID Pandemic It is the role of Palliative Care Community to ensure basic needs of children to be satisfied, support their emotional needs, and guide parents/ care givers on how to talk and support children through- out the COVID-19 pandemic; said the experts participated in the echo…

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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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ECHO Series on COVID-19: Session 4

Mental Health Challenges in Palliative Care In this session experts in the field of Mental Health, discussed the mental health challenges caused by the Pandemic. According to them the situation has amplified suffering and lead to unique mental health challenges due to the wide social and economic impact of the Pandemic. Staying connected with health…

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