IAPC Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care

Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care

Enrol for November 2014

Palliative care for children


Let no condition compromise a child’s quality of life.


The power of dying amidst love

Cynthia Francis, Pre- Medical Student, Saint Louis University, United States Monsoon season is upon Kozhikode and the sporadic showers of rainfall are unpredictable. The air is so humid, I feel like I am taking gulps of water with each breath of air. As my lungs slowly adjust to the climate, I carefully watch the students,…

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Dr M.R. Rajagopal receives prestigious Human Rights Award for “Extraordinary Activism”

Dr M.R. Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India and tireless champion of the rights of palliative care patients in India, has been awarded Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. Dr Rajagopal received this award in recognition of more than 20 years spent fighting conditions that cause patients to suffer severe pain unnecessarily.…

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Workshop on research in palliative care

Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust and the Palliative Care Department of Emmanuel Hospital Association is organising a three-day workshop on research in palliative care, in New Delhi, from November 25 to 27, 2014. This workshop will introduce the concepts and skills of research in palliative care and support development of research priorities and initial proposals.…

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Applications invited for the Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination 2014

The Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode, Kerala has invited applications from medical students who appear for their final MBBS examination in 2014 and those who have successfully completed MBBS not earlier than 2009, from any recognized medical college in India, for the Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination 2014. Details of the examination, application form and…

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End-of-life-care – Teaching Modules

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.