ICMR and end-of-life care law You may remember that in 2016, government of India put up on its website the draft of an end of life care law. A major problem that we all identified in the draft law was the confusion over meaning of terms, particularly euthanasia being confused with withholding or withdrawing artificial… Read More
Important decision from the Supreme Court of India with possible positive impact on end of life care.
The recent verdict of the Supreme Court of India on the “privacy act” includes an observation by Justice Chelameswar on the right to privacy being inclusive of the right to self-determination on end of life care. Please see the following evaluation by Arghya Sengupta: “I have closely read the judgment and having been part of… Read More
The work of Diana, Princess of Wales, relieved the pain and suffering of thousands of people with incurable illness around the world. During her lifetime, Diana, Princess of Wales, was dedicated to improving the lives of the most disadvantaged people in the UK and internationally. She used her high profile to raise funds and awareness… Read More
Hope for people with advanced cancer: Palliative care workshop at Government Cancer hospital, Indore.
Sharad Jain, minister of health, with faculty and organise of workshop at Indore More than 75,000 patients with advanced cancer are in pain in MP. Government Cancer hospital, Indore, with the support of Pallium India started a pioneering palliative care facility in which pain and other symptoms are treated along with emotional support. Jivdaya foundation… Read More
Wow, 11 events in two and a half days! Pallium India joined the vibrant team at Sneha Sandhya Age Care Foundation in Vizag (Vishakhapatnam) on an initiative to improve access to palliative care in Andhra Pradesh. We use the word ‘vibrant’ with emphasis. Truly vibrant. The days were packed with activities – several awareness programs… Read More
What would you do if you were an oncologist and were given 77 acres in a beautiful valley in Vishakhapatnam and asked to build a cancer centre? You would get a good architect, good engineering team, select and order the right equipment, look for the best staff, and start constructing, wouldn’t you? Most people would.… Read More
Pallium India’s Nursing Consultant, Jaikrishanan, writes: We concluded a 5-day home based palliative care training for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and multi-purpose worker (MPW) in Tripura last week. We, a project officer and three trainers – Dr. Vidya Viswanath from Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Iqbal from Silchar, Assam and I travelled from Trivandrum, Kerala to train… Read More
Cancer Aid Society invites Application / Nomination from Doctors, Paramedical Staff and Social Workers with demonstrative leadership in the field of Palliative Care for the Cancer Patients from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. How to Apply Apply through online form along with the references and verifiable evidences to be sent in… Read More
The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) of ASCO is accepting applications for the inaugural 2018 Global Oncology Young Investigator Award (YIA). The Global Oncology YIA is a one-year grant that provides research funding to early-career investigators to encourage and promote quality research in global oncology and to develop the next generation of researchers to address global… Read More
The 25th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2018) will be held from 23rd to 25th February, 2018, at Jawaharlal Auditorium, AIIMS, New Delhi. The theme of the conference is Create, Collaborate and Communicate. Last date to submit abstracts: 30th October, 2017. For more details on the Conference, please download the… Read More