Palliative care for children


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


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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Round-up: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2014

This is a summary of reports received from various locations. Ahmedabad Dr Geeta Joshi Trustees of Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute joined 100 school students, and 50 cancer patients and the members of their families in celebrating World Hospice and Palliative Care Day at the Institute’s Community Oncology Centre, at Vasna, Ahmedabad. The chief guest…

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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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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.