Laugh At Death

In a society like ours, where talking about death is a taboo, some people who are terminally ill, not only accept death but also come to terms with it in the most fascinating manner… by joking about it.

Introducing #LaughAtDeath – A topic that makes you cry your heart out becomes a topic that makes you laugh your guts out.



Using WhatsApp for palliation in resource poor settings

Palliation and WhatsApp Irfan is barely 18 and very angry… for life has been very unkind to him. His osteosarcoma has recurred with a large solid metastasis in his chest… he is now having trouble in breathing and can barely walk a few steps before he gets breathless. He hails from Gumla in Jharkhand and…

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‘Mathura Declaration’ for ensuring humane care

Representatives from the IAPC, ISCCM & the Indian association of Neurology met together at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh on 29th and 30th April, 2017. They were able to bring out a document called the ‘Mathura Declaration‘ for ensuring Humane care at the End of life. These suggestions will be forwarded to the Government of India.

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Programme held at Aluva in Earnakulum District of Kerela, by IAPC, Kerela

Annual Meeting Of Palliative Care Volunteers held in April 2017, in Aluva district, Kerela, by IAPC and NGO.   “The rights of the senior citizens should be protected”, Mr. P. K. Haneefa, (Retd. Judge) Chairman, Kerala State Minority Commission, exhorted the delegates who attended the two day Kerala State Meet of Palliative Care Volunteers on…

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World Lymphedema Day | March 6, 2017

On the occasion of The World Lymphedema Day on March 6 this year, a seminar was organised on recognition and management of Lymophedema at AIIMS in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. This was organised by the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Palliative Care, AIIMS, under the guidance of Prof. Sukhdev Nayak, and IAPC. The Secretary of Indian Association…

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One day Seminar

A one day Seminar on ‘Role of Spirituality & religiosity in end of life‘ will be held on 3rd September at the Secretariat in Bokaro, Jharkhand. The details will be put up shortly.

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Central Council Meeting

The next Central Council meeting will be held on 2nd & 3rd September, 2017 at the Secretariat in Bokaro, Jharkhand.

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What is palliative care?

Palliative care is the active total care applicable from the time of diagnosis, aimed at improving the quality of life of patients and their families facing serious life-limiting illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering from pain and other physical symptoms as well as psychological, social and spiritual distress through socially acceptable and affordable interventions.

About IAPC

The Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) was set up on March 16, 1994 in consultation with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the government of India as a national forum to connect, support and motivate individuals and institutions involved in palliative care. If you are involved or interested in palliative care, as a beneficiary or provider, student or researcher, join IAPC to gain from networking with the best practitioners across India and the world.