Pictures to Moments – Together for palliative care
The IAPC celebrates this year’s ‘World Photography Day’ (19th August, 2023) with a special initiative ‘Pictures to Moments – Together for palliative care’.
Through this initiative, the IAPC recognises and acknowledges the power of Photography for communication, expression, documentation, and its role in shaping the way the world is perceived. By leveraging this powerful tool, we hope to serve us all in palliative care, a reminder of the importance of capturing, preserving and sharing of pictures to create precious moments.
By presenting this collection of photographs which align with the initiative’s theme, ‘Together for Palliative Care’ (in observance of this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day), we aim to provide insights into the experiences and perceptions of our contributors who through their photographs have frozen time to capture the essence of life, beauty and emotions.
We invite you to step into a world of visual wonder and enjoy the soulful and evocative photographs, each of which is a testament to the power of storytelling through imagery!
Don’t forget to also be a part of the excitement by casting your vote for your favourite photograph for the ‘People’s Choice Award’, before Sunday, 31st December, 2023.
- Your voice will help us celebrate the contributors of the top three photographs receiving the maximum votes.
- Each of the top three contributors will receive a certificate of appreciation and also have their photograph displayed during IAPCON 2024.(The selected contributor’s will each need to register and plan their travel independently to attend IAPCON 2024)
- In the event that both photos by a single contributor make their way in the top 3 category, then the photograph receiving the highest vote by that contributor will only be considered.
(Photographs published as per alphabetical order of the contributor’s name)
“Pioneering the cause of rural palliation & palliation in resource poor settings since 2005.”
Photo Title: Caregiving – a symbiotic relationship
Palliation for the Rural Elderly…The caregivers with the care ‘receiver’. An elderly widow being cared for at home by her grandchildren.
Photo Title: From ducklings to beautiful swans
The first batch of rural women who received training as Palliative & Geriatric Assistants in India… Together for palliative care.
“I am a Junior Resident, Palliative Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi.”
Photo Title: The Smile
When pain was taken care of, he wanted to show his pubg gaming skills, and ‘that smile’. Trying to recreate ‘The smile’ every day.
Photo Title: Pen-Pal
This little child spend most of his time crying, until he was taken care of by our team. He kept asking for the doctors who took his pain away.
“I believe that it is not fair for some people to suffer while others don’t. I therefore promised myself that I will try my best to alleviate their suffering.”
Photo Title: Friends
He wanted a night out, so we gave them that. It is not the debility that hurts, it’s the loneliness.
“I’m a palliative care volunteer of St. Gregorios College, Kottarakara. I have also participated in the university level training camp – palliative family”
Photo Title: A hand with a smile
Just his smile is enough. Also he was happy to see us.
“We run a Palliative care hospice for terminally sick and bedridden patients and have been providing holistic care in last 5 years.”
Photo Title: Three-wise-monkeys
One of our patient (having 4th stage cancer), along with our staff to depict the famous “Three Wise Monkeys”.
“I am a Senior Resident, Medical Oncology; a Clinical Lead, Cancer palliative and supportive medicine clinic at AIIMS Raipur; and also a palliative care physician.”
Photo Title: DOB=DOD ‘The Last Wish’
A terminally ill patient suffering from cancer wished to celebrate her birthday before her last phase. The PC Team and the family had the event bedside: Peace.
Photo Title: “Let me Draw”
Chronic Sickle Cell Pain with Ewing’s was missing her school days and drawing. The PC team managed her pain and look what she bought for us.
“I am very new to this community but to be able to provide moments of relief and comfort in last stages of life gives me immense pleasure.”
Photo Title: Aging side by side – Daughter’s unconditional love
This is a picture of a daughter caring for her 93 year old father in an ICU. She is none other than but my mother with her father.
Photo Title: Radiant bonds : Mother-daughter love unveiled!!!
This is a 15 year old girl with down syndrome giving a birthday present to her mother. She is my younger sister with my maternal aunt.
“My first priority is to ensure a Pain-free life and a peaceful death with dignity for my patients.”
Photo Title: Complication discussion
Communication with patient’s family members about his illness on home visit.
“I work as palliative care physician. I feel connected every time a patient and their caregivers smile as a reflection of our work as team.”
Photo Title: When a painful soul meets a healing soul
During our home visit when the patient expresses her joy after seeing the whole palliative team caring for her.
Photo Title: Life in a day without pain
The patient shares the moment of joy when she felt pain relief after analgesic titration.
Binesha P B
“I am a registered nurse, working at NIMHANS, NPSC under the project, designated as palliative care nurse.”
Photo Title: There is an end to cure, but there is no end to care
“I work as a ‘Data Analyst’ at Golden Butterflies. I love photography & recording every event in my camera. I like to capture the unique and happy moments in PC.”
Photo Title: ‘Muththu sirippu’ a.k.a. ‘Show me your pearly whites’
Capturing pure joy and nostalgia at ‘Caregivers’ Connect’ – where parents share, learn, play, laugh, and make memories like carefree kids.