Communicating with a Child who is Terminally ill

Communicating with a child who is terminally ill: Does it matter? The following conversation takes place on a random working day at Tata Medical Center, Kolkata. Shreshta and Soumitra usually have a routine discussion about the overall status of the patients seen, at the end of a particular day. Soumitra: Shreshta, did you check on…

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‘SUBHITA’, The Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care Center’s Experience

‘SUBHITA’, The Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care Center’s Experience – Ms. Poonam Bagai, New Delhi Subhita, the Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care Center located in close proximity to AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, is India’s one and only stand-alone Pediatric Palliative Care Center (PPCC) catering to children with childhood cancer malignancies. A vital service of Cankids…

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Forgiveness as a spiritual tool in palliative care

Forgiveness as a spiritual tool in palliative care – R. Vijayalakshmi, Chennai A lady in her mid sixties with a diagnosis of advanced cancer, came to our clinic for symptom management. When I enquired about her family, she spoke about her daughters and her son. It was evident that she was yearning to establish contact…

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Broken crayons colour just as well!

Broken crayons colour just as well! – Lavanya Krishnakumar, Chennai Sahil (name changed) looked at me with a twinkle in his healthy eye; the bandage on his other eye seemed larger than his thin, small face. His mother, delighted at finding someone who could speak her language, was telling me all. But I, was distracted.…

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Improving access to children living with life limiting conditions

Improving access to children living with life limiting conditions; Hyderabad experience – Dr. Gayatri Palat, Dr. Spandana Rayala, Dr. Mohammed Ishak Tayoob, Hyderabad When a child receives a diagnosis of a life limiting condition like Tay-Sachs disease or stage 4 cancer with multiple complications, the family is often left confused, lost and directionless regarding how…

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Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier!

Q: What motivated you to get involved in palliative care? I was born and raised in a humble household consisting of my parents and three siblings in Hmarkhawlien village of Cachar district, Assam. Despite hailing from a modest background, my mother encouraged me to study and supported me till my 12th standard. Thereafter, in an…

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IAPC Academy announces the schedule for Online Lecture Series 3

Series 3 commences from 26th July 2021 The much awaited schedule of the IAPC Academy Lecture Series 3 has been announced. The upcoming series is designed to feature three sections; with several sessions being delivered by the MD Palliative Medicine completed students. Series 3 will deliver a total of 24 sessions, every Monday morning, from…

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Foundation stone laid for the Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Center in Odisha

Karunashraya lays the foundation stone for the Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Center in Odisha Karunashraya surpasses another major milestone and created history on 12th July, 2021, as Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honb’le Chief Minister of Odisha, laid the foundation stone for their upcoming Bagchi-Karunashraya Palliative Care Center at Info Valley in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. The palliative care center…

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Online training program on ‘Pediatric Palliative Care’

Register for the online training program on ‘Pediatric Palliative Care’ The Department of Palliative Medicine at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, is organizing an online training program on “Pediatric Palliative Care”, to train Doctors and Nurses to meet the growing demand for Pediatric Palliative Care services at various health care settings. The course aims to train…

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IJPC has a new Editorial Board

After an outstanding tenure of over seven years as Associate Editor and Editor, Prof Naveen Salins passes the baton to Dr. Raghavendra Ramanjulu. IAPC expresses its gratitude to Dr. Salins for his leadership, that saw IJPC grow in stature. Dr. Ramanjulu is a palliative care physician with special interest in interventional pain relief. He is…

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