Stories from our COVID Heroes!

My Experience from the battle fields of a COVID Hospital – Dr. Ram Singh, AIIMS, New Delhi The constantly evolving novel corona virus infection and the havoc it unleashed has created a lot of clamor among health care professionals globally. Despite advancements in medicine and medical technology, this pandemic manufactured a situation that was so…

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Holistic care at Home

Holistic care at Home: Golden Butterflies’ efforts to help child-patients and families cope during COVID-19 – Aneka Paul, Stella Matthew, Ramalakshmi V. Chennai The novel coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) spread worldwide, lakhs of people succumbed to COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease), and healthcare systems across the globe crumbled under the patient load. Chronically ill or terminally ill…

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Covid-19 Pandemic and Mental Health

Covid-19 pandemic and Mental Health: Experiences of Organising Services at a Mental Health Care Institution A monograph by AIIMS, New Delhi The Department of Psychiatry & National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has published a monograph ‘Covid-19 pandemic and Mental Health: Experiences of Organising Services at a…

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A Campaign to Thank Your Palliative Care Heroes!

The Global Partners in Care has launched the “Palliative Care Heroes” campaign to say ‘Thank You’ to the estimated 400,000 healthcare workers and 1.2 million volunteers delivering palliative care globally by recognizing and celebrating the magnanimous contributions of these palliative care workers, towards improving the quality of living (and dying); particularly their selfless and tireless…

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IAPC Election and Virtual AGBM Postponed

IAPC Election and Virtual AGBM Postponed It has been decided to cancel the online election process to elect IAPC office bearers as per the suggestion given by the expert committee. The decision was taken in the central committee meeting of Indian Associaiton of Palliative Care, held on Thursday, 25th February, 2021. All CC members supported…

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End-of-life care for Serious COVID-19 Patients

“When medical prowess is finite, infinite compassion truly helps to heal” Healthcare systems globally and in India have been struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, is a major teaching hospital in Udupi district, Karnataka and one of the main centres providing care for COVID-19 patients. The number of…

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Ethics-based decision-making in a COVID-19 pandemic crisis

This article by Dr. Naveen Salins and Dr. Ashish Gulia (published as the editorial of Indian Journal of Medical Sciences), provides an overview of the ethics based decision-making during a COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Seven ethical principles that guides decision-making in a pandemic crisis have been listed in this article. Congratulations Dr. Naveen and Dr. Ashish…

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Now We Realize the Advantages of Online Teaching Sessions!

Here,  Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan of Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust Shares her experience of organizing online sessions for CCEPC.  Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust is the first course centre which organized CCEPC online in June 2020. “Dear friends, I was literally emotionally overwhelmed, with joy, pride and a sense of achievement, when we…

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A good night’s sleep for patients without pain

“A good night’s sleep for patients without pain; Isn’t that we aspire for!” “It’s a sad fact that even after amendments of NDPS rules, opioid analgesics are not reaching to those who needs them the most. And this, is now exacerbated by the pandemic situation and lockdown enforced due to it.” – writes Dr. Anuja…

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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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