Pallium

Kulasekharam

The hands that serve are better
than the lips that pray.
March 2017
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  • For what good is the science of palliative care without the art?
  • For what good is the science of palliative care without the art?
  • For what good is the science of palliative care without the art?
  • For what good is the science of palliative care without the art?
  • For what good is the science of palliative care without the art?
  • For what good is the science of palliative care without the art?
  • For what good is the science of palliative care without the art?
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Scholarship Program for Palliative Care Certificate Courses

Indo American Cancer Association (IACA), in association with TIPS (an organ of Pallium India), offers scholarship to undergo 6 weeks residential/non residential palliative care training course at selected centres in India. Scholarship is offered for the CCPPM and CCPN courses beginning on June 5, 2017 at the following centres: MNJ Institute of Oncology, Hyderabad, Telengana.… Read More

Believe the patient about her pain

“Even when we suspected that a part of her pain could be psychological, we never doubted that her pain was genuine,” writes Dr M. S. Biji, a palliative care physician, about a 19-year old named Jeny who was admitted to her hospital with cancer. Jeny had excruciating pain, but she was not responding to morphine,… Read More

“Isn’t palliative care depressing?”

Here is one more answer to the frequently asked question to palliative care practitioners, “How can you do this work year in and year out? Don’t you get depressed?” Dr Vidya Viswanath, palliative care physician and Pallium India’s fellow traveller from Vizag writes: “Every day brings a new challenge, a new thought and new frustrations… Read More

National health policy

We hear that Government of India has finally approved the National health policy document. According to this report, healthcare spending which is currently at an abysmally low 1.1% of GDP, (every civilised country spends at least 5% of its GDP on healthcare) will, in stages, rise to 2.5%. We are also very glad to see… Read More

Bursaries for Asia Pacific Hospice Conference

Asia Pacific Hospice Network (APHN) is offering 4 bursaries for members to attend the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in Singapore on 26th to 29th July 2017. Each successful applicant will receive support of up to SGD 1,100 which is meant to help the cost of the conference registration, travel and accommodation. Eligibility Criteria Must… Read More

Who tortures the dying? The family or the doctors?

A news report by Sophie Borland published recently in the Daily Mail discusses how hundreds of thousands of elderly patients are being forced to endure unnecessary and potentially harmful treatment at the end of their lives. A global study, which involved 1.6 million patients across eight countries, found that families cause loved ones to suffer… Read More

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