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.


International Collaborative foundation course draws action plan for best care of the dying

Dr Stanley Macaden, IAPC Lead, Project India of the International Collaborative In association with Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC), the International Collaborative for Best Care for the Dying Person conducted a foundation course at Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH), from January 11 to 13, 2016. There were 30 participants from 16 palliative care centres from…

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Two hands of care come together for better end-of-life care

In the first-ever partnership of its kind, the specialities of critical care and palliative care joined hands on the occasion of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, 2014 and vowed to work together for excellence in end-of-life care. “Together we choose”, the joint campaign of IAPC and the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)…

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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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Palliative Care Centres in India
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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.