Care Beyond Cure
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! October 2019 !
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October 1, 2019
ACCELERATE EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE CERVICAL CANCER: WHO
World Health Organization urged countries in its South-East Asia Region
to accelerate efforts to eliminate cervical cancer by 2030.
“Countries need to expand vaccination, screening, detection and
treatment services for everyone, everywhere to address the growing problem of
cervical cancer,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director WHO
South-East Asia, at the Seventy Second Session of WHO Regional Committee here
Read more: http://www.searo.who.int/mediacentre/releases/2019/1720/en/
AIIMS TO ENSURE DIGNIFIED DEATH FOR NON-CANCER PATIENTS TOO
_Times of India_
Of the 80 countries surveyed for quality of death, India ranked 67. The
result didn’t come as a surprise though because the concept of end-of-life care
(EOLC) that attempts to reduce the suffering of terminally ill patients barely
exists in the country. In a first, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
(AIIMS) has decided to draft a policy to provide the same to its registered
“Often, families of patients suffering from the end stage diseases
request us to stop treatment. They don’t want to see them going away in pain
and with multiple tubes inserted in the body. Our EOLC policy will attempt to
address these issues,” Dr Randeep Guleria, the director of AIIMS, told TOI.
PALLIUM INDIA AWARDS 2019 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Pallium India invites applications for the following awards for
contributions towards improving palliative care awareness in the society:
1. THE PALLIUM INDIA PRINT AWARD: for the best article / article series
about PALLIATIVE CARE IN INDIA that has been published in print or social
2. THE PALLIUM INDIA VISUAL AWARDS: for the best visual presentation of
PALLIATIVE CARE IN INDIA in visual or social media, broadcast between January
1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.
3. THE PALLIUM INDIA CREATIVITY AWARD: for the best two-minute video
that highlights PALLIATIVE CARE IN THE INDIAN CONTEXT.
The awards (consisting of ₹10,000 and plaque) will be presented on
October 12, 2019 at the World Palliative Care Day celebrations in Trivandrum.
LAST DATE TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS: OCTOBER 5, 2019
Send in your entries to: info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In case of queries, contact: info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] OR call Babu Abraham: 9746745502 / Manoj G. S:
ORAL MORPHINE ADDED TO ESSENTIAL DRUG LIST
It is reliably learnt that oral morphine tablet (10mg) has been
included in the essential drug list of Kerala Medical Services Corporation Ltd
(KMSCL), Kerala. All government hospitals with a doctor with at least 10 days
training in pain management/ palliative care can submit their annual
requirement to the Director of Health Services by 21ST OCTOBER 2019.
Any institution/ government hospital which is not clear about the
procedure to be followed in stock-keeping and documentation, please write to
info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] and we will be happy to
work with you.
FOOD FESTIVAL 2019 [HTTPS://PALLIUMINDIA.ORG/2019/08/FOOD-FESTIVAL-2019/]
Please visit and support FOOD FESTIVAL 2019 – home made food of all
kinds prepared by Pallium India’s volunteers, staff and well-wishers to raise
funds for palliative care activities.
VENUE: Canara Bank, Spencer Junction, Trivandrum
DATE: Oct 4 & 5,2019
TIME: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
_Please visit and support us!_
(Click on the image to read the notice in Malayalam.)
REGISTER NOW FOR BRUCE DAVIS GOLD MEDAL EXAMINATION
(Remembering the great man who did a lot for palliative care in India
and who sadly left us in April 2018
BRUCE DAVIS GOLD MEDAL EXAMINATION was launched by Institute of
Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode
[http://instituteofpalliativemedicine.org/index.php] , Kerala, in 2005 with an
aim to improve awareness about palliative care among young doctors in India.
This is the only national level program to honour junior doctors for their
excellence in Palliative Medicine.
PARTICIPATE AND WIN!
National level online screening test is open. _LAST DATE: OCT 30, 2019_
For more information and to apply, please visit:
Tel: +91 495 2354166
E-mail: ipmacademics@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:ipmacademics@xxxxxxxxx]
PATIENT GET-TOGETHER ON WORLD HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE DAY 2019
YOU CAN HELP! PLEASE DO.
This year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is on October 12,
The theme for this year’s palliative care day is: PALLIATIVE CARE: IT’S
MY CARE, MY RIGHT.
The theme _MY CARE, MY RIGHT_ aims to communicate that palliative care
can be demanded by the public – and that, together, every person impacted by a
life-limiting illness can influence their policy makers to prioritize
palliative care financing under Universal Health Coverage.
_To know more about World Palliative Care Day, please visit:
http://thewhpca.org/about [http://thewhpca.org/about] _
PATIENT GET-TOGETHER AT IHMCT, TRIVANDRUM
Every year, Pallium India commemorates World Hospice and Palliative
Care day by taking the people we care for (including their families, of course)
for an outing to a local amusement spot, beach, museum, zoo, park, etc. Many of
these people are denied opportunities to see beyond the four walls of their
houses and they cherish the memory of these fun-filled days and eagerly await
the next one.
This year Pallium India is organizing a get-together of patients and
their family members on 12th October 2019 at Institute of Hotel Management and
Catering Technology (IHMCT), Kovalam from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. This program is being
arranged with the enthusiastic support of the staff and students of IHMCT. We
expect around 450 people to take part in it.
We request well-wishers to donate so that this day can be enjoyable for
the participants. _ CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION
[HTTPS://PALLIUMINDIA.ORG/DONATE/] . _Please add in the ‘Notes’ that your
donation is to be used for World Palliative Care Day activities.
CONTACT: Babu Abraham +91-9746745502
KU COLLEGES TO HAVE STUDENT PALLIATIVE CLUBS
The University of Kerala will soon institute Student Palliative clubs
in its affiliated colleges as part of enhancing its community outreach
Under the programme, college students will tend to terminally ill
patients and those suffering from acute illness and mental agony. Besides
popularising palliative care among the student community, the palliative clubs
will be entrusted with assisting in the rehabilitation of patients and
participating in other palliative care activities within communities.
IAPCON 2020, GUWAHATI
27th International Conference on Palliative Care
[http://iapcon2020.com/index.html] (IAPCON 2020, Guwahati), is scheduled from
Feb 14th to 16th, 2020 with pre-conference workshops on Feb 13th, 2020 at
Guwahati Medical College, Guwahati.
The theme of the Conference is “Entrust, Engage & Empower”.
Click here to know the Scientific Program:
For more information, please visit the conference website:
4 SEATS FOR PALLIATIVE MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP AT KIDWAI INSTITUTE
Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru
[http://www.kmio.org/college_index_1.html] (affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi
University of Health Sciences) invites candidates for a WALK-IN INTERVIEW for
one-year Fellowship Program in Palliative Care.
No of Seats: 4
DATE OF INTERVIEW: OCT 4, 2019
Time: 10.00 a.m.
Venue: Seminar Hall (Next to Director’s Office), Kidwai Institute of
* Bring original documents
* Selected candidates have to join within one day.
For further information, please contact: 080-26094024
PRIMARY PALLIATIVE CARE COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK FOR PRIMARY CARE AND FAMILY
PHYSICIANS IN INDIA
An article published in J Family Med Prim Care (2019 Aug; 8(8):
2563–2567) by Shrikant Atreya et al
[https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6753829/] spells out the core
palliative care competencies for primary care and family physicians of India,
as defined by a joint task force of Indian Association of Palliative Care and
Academy of Family Physicians of India.
The article can be accessed free at Primary palliative care competency
framework for primary care and family physicians in India
ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE (FOR DOCTORS)
The Objective of the ONLINE FOUNDATION COURSE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE is
to train healthcare professionals in pain management and palliative care.
_TO ENSURE ADEQUATE INTERACTION DURING SESSIONS, WE WILL HAVE TO LIMIT
THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AT EACH COURSE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
SO REGISTER QUICKLY!_
M.B.B.S or B.D.S with permanent registration with medical council.
CLASSES SCHEDULED: 18 Sessions
START DATE: 23 Oct 2019
END DATE: 4 Mar 2020
DAY OF THE WEEK: Wednesdays
CLASS TIMING: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Course fees is ₹2000. Payment is to be made on acceptance of the
HOW TO APPLY
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM
, fill it up and send it to tipsecho@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
HOW TO JOIN THE SESSION
ECHO is conducted through ZOOM application which can be downloaded(free
download) from Google play store for mobile phones and direct download from
internet for Windows.
Download from: https://zoom.us/download [https://zoom.us/download]
Click here for instructions on how to download and join a meeting
For more information on this course or for any assistance, please call
us at +91-6282902450 or write to us: tipsecho@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Clinical Director: Dr M. R. Rajagopal
Project Facilitator: Dr Sunilkumar M. M.
Project Coordinator: Ms Rajalekshmi Balu"
VACANCY: PHYSIOTHERAPIST AT TRIVANDRUM
ROLE: Physiotherapist for rehabilitation program for people with
LOCATION: Pallium India, Trivandrum
* Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy
* Passionate about empowering people with disabilities
* Creative and interested to find solutions with minimum resources
* Fluent in Malayalam and English
RESPONSIBILITIES (includes but not limited to):
* Co-ordinate and implement the physiotherapy service
* Provide physiotherapy assessment and treatment to patients aimed at
* Maximizing sensory and motor function recovery and
* Preventing secondary complications and health issues
* In consultation with Physiatrist, initiate and develop appropriate
team protocols, policies and education modules
* Help the patient to reintegrate with society
To apply, send your updated CV to: hr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
In case of queries, please call: 97467 45501
JOB VACANCIES FOR PALLIATIVE CARE PHYSICIAN AND NURSE AT TATA TRUST HOSPITALS
PALLIATIVE CARE PHYSICIAN, FULL TIME CONSULTANT
Location: Bhubaneswar, Chandrapur, Mangalore, Jamshedpur, Allahabad
Total Positions: 5
Reporting Manager: Head- Palliative Care, Tata Trusts, Cancer Care
Click here for complete job description
PALLIATIVE CARE NURSE, FULL TIME
Location: Bhubaneswar, Tirupati, Mangalore, Allahabad, Jamshedpur,
Total Positions: 12
Reporting Manager: Head Nursing, Tata Trusts Cancer Care Programme
Click here for complete job description
Interested candidates may send their resume with the title mentioned in
the job role to: anilkumar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:anilkumar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] /
Contact Number – 9819901229; 7208105900"
1 YEAR CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE MEDICINE AT MNJIORCC,
Offered jointly by MNJ Institute of Oncology and RCC
[http://www.mnjiorcc.in/] and Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration
[https://www.twoworldscancer.ca/#home] , this one-year integrated international
pediatric palliative care fellowship program aims to increase access to
palliative care for children in India.
The candidate should have a M.B.B.S degree with permanent registration
with Medical Council of India and MD or post graduate diploma in clinical
specialty. Preference will be given for post graduate qualification in
HOW TO APPLY:
Click here to download the prospectus and application form
. Complete it and send it to mnj.palliative@xxxxxxxxx
Course coordinator, Department of Palliative care, MNJIO, Redhills,
Email: mnj.palliative@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:mnj.palliative@xxxxxxxxx] "
NATIONAL CANCER GRID [HTTPS://PALLIUMINDIA.ORG/2019/09/NATIONAL-CANCER-GRID/]
Kudos to Dr Pramesh (oncosurgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital – TMH, Mumbai)
and team for reviving the National Cancer Grid (NCG) and for making it an
efficient, influential and compassionate body improving outcome for people with
cancer and for their families.
In the NCG Research and Guideline development meeting held on 26, 27
September 2019 at TMH, Mumbai, NCG made renewed commitment to palliative care.
The palliative care group also completed a questionnaire to conduct preliminary
evaluation of Serious Health-Related suffering on every patient who approaches
any cancer-treating institution.
A DAY TO REMEMBER – SNEHASPARSHAM
_Vyshnavi V K, Project Officer, Pallium India, writes:_
A group of children, with a variety of expressions flitting across
Some are talking excitedly to their friends. Some are not sure what is
happening. A few hold their parents’ hands firmly and wish to sit only next to
them. Others are curiously checking their new green Pallium India T–shirts.
It was the morning of ‘Snehasparsham 2019’, a one-day get-together for
the children of our patients, held at Mar Baselios college Trivandrum on 14th
September 2019. The program was organized for ‘Unarvu’ (a support group of
bereaved families) and ‘Kuttikkootam’ (Kids’ Collective comprising our
patients’ children whose education is supported by Pallium India).
We decided to start with an ice-breaking activity for the group. As a
project officer I rarely have an opportunity to interact with these kids. This
was the first time I was meeting the two children’s support groups of Pallium
India in a single platform. I tried to engage the children and their families
by encouraging them to join in the singing and dancing, and to pep them up for
what was to follow.
Is palliative care is meant only to patients who are suffering? What
about their family members, especially children? We found our answers on this
Both these groups, managed by the volunteers of Pallium India, provide
the children with a platform to display their skills, interact with their
mentors to convey their problems or needs, seek advice on career opportunities,
and much more, as well as having a great time with lots of fun and frolic,
something that they miss in their daily lives.
It was such a delight to see one of our alumni members come with her
two-month-old baby. Her husband sang a melodious song. The presence of twin
sisters who have recently graduated with a B.Com degree was another source of
happiness. Unfortunately, due to financial distress in the family, they had to
take up a job with a gas agency on daily wages.
There was also a multi-talented alumni member Mr.Vyshakh, employed in
an overseas education consultancy, who is keen on acting and has done a few
short films; he is also a good photographer. The presence of alumni members who
are currently pursuing higher education or are employed was truly heartwarming.
Even though there are hundreds of alumni members who are part of the Pallium
family, only a few could make it to this event.
PMI (Project Management Institute) team who have been supporting our
children’s education program conducted an interactive session with the
children’s group, especially with alumni members. The alumni group discussed
their future plans and concerns with the PMI team who advised them
appropriately that helped boost their confidence. Responding to Pallium India’s
request, PMI has agreed to guide the alumni suitably so as to make them more
competitive and employable, and to help them with better opportunities.
Besides games conducted for the students, there was a very valuable and
captivating address to the students by Mr.Venu Kumaran Nair. He gave them tips
to excel in their studies and the value systems that they need to inculcate to
be successful in life.
Volunteers of Pallium India who were mentors to these children reviewed
their progress and assessed them while interacting with them and their parents.
Student palliative care and charity group of Mar Baselios college supported the
event by providing their spacious auditorium free of cost and with active
participation by their student volunteers. 250 people including family members
of children attended the one day get together.
This event has prompted us to improvise our educational support
services and focus on the needs of our alumni as well with the help of our
existing support systems and new ones as we go along. The day concluded with a
cake cutting ceremony to celebrate the birthday of one of our meritorious
students, Shaheed. We are truly proud of these children who have brought about
a positive change in the lives of their families.
Snehasparsham 2019 will remain etched in the lives of these children
and all who participated, to be cherished for many more years.
DR ROOP GURSAHANI ON COMPASSIONATE CARING
Dr Roop Gursahani is one of the really good things that has happened to
our country. The epitome of compassion, he combines his neurology practice with
humanity, and keeps advocating for rational clinical practices with his
neurology practice and is a very effective advocate for rational and humane end
of life care.
Please listen to him in this video
shared by Bhavana Issar of Caregiver Saathi.
SUSTAINABLE STEP: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM OBSERVES CAR-FREE DAY FOR FIRST TIME
_The New Indian Express_
At the crack of dawn on Sunday, Manaveeyam Veedhi at Trivandrum was
swarmed by cyclists. More than 100 cyclists congregated in the cultural
corridor and rode the bicycles though the city. On World Car Free Day, the city
cyclists and the corporation put forth a new message of environmental
sustainability by celebrating cycling.
SOMETIMES TREATING PAIN IS AS IMPORTANT AS TREATING DISEASE
_Jonathan Cohn, HuffPost US_
People who get palliative care are more likely to stay productive,
whether at work or at home, and they are less likely to end up in the emergency
room. That can show up as tangible, quantifiable savings for whoever is paying
medical bills: In one 2016 peer-reviewed study, researchers found savings of
thousands of dollars a month, producing a positive return on investment of 4.2%
‘THIS IS THE KIND OF TRAINING WE WANTED’
‘This is the kind of training we wanted. We never had this much of
exposure in a huge set up like GMCH. Thank you Pallium India for introducing us
to palliative care.’
‘Got to learn many new things. Enjoyed the training.’
In the process of developing palliative care in Haryana, Pallium India,
with support from Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, conducted a 10-day
Foundation Course in Pain and Palliative Medicine from 2nd Sept to 11th Sept
2019 at State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Punchkula.
The course was attended by Medical Officers and Staff Nurses from every
district of Haryana. As Palliative Care is an emerging concept and is also need
of the hour, especially since Haryana has the highest number of cancer cases in
India, this course has been designed keeping in mind the objective to enable
participants to gain not only theoretical knowledge but also to get hands-on
training in dealing with palliative care patients while focussing on management
of pain and communication.
By the end of the course, the participants were able to learn the
importance of palliative care including administration of opioids for medical
purpose. We hope that they would incorporate this knowledge in their practice
at every district of Haryana where at the moment, Palliative Care services are
only confined to PGIMER and GMCH in the union capital territory of Chandigarh.
VIDEO OF THE MONTH:
THINKING BEYOND PHYSICAL PAIN
The purpose of pain management is not just the treatment of pain. There
is much more to it. Dr Rajagopal explains.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/LmYmcPbFrc8
Chairman of Pallium India, Dr Rajagopal, was honored at the 6th
anniversary celebrations of Pallium Kulasekharam on September 19, 2019.
Oruma recreation club, Parassala, gave its annual award to the chairman
of Pallium India. Receiving the award, Dr Rajagopal said that the purse of Rs.
25,000 will go towards the care of patients and families of Pallium India.
Dr Raghavendra, who heads palliative care at Cytecare received the ESMO
award from Sir Declan Walsh, a pioneer in Palliative Medicine and the author
of one of the best written books in Palliative Medicine.
TILL DEATH DO US PART
_Sonali Mantoo, The Hindu_
Death. Mortality. End of life. Something inevitable, yet rarely
discussed and a source of intense discomfort for most. When mentioned, it is
considered inauspicious and rude in many cultures. And yet, death is an
integral part of the work day for a critical-care physician like me. But it was
never a topic of discussion in medical school or training.
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* OCT 12, 2019: World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. Patient
at IHMCT, Trivandrum.
* OCT 23, 2019: Online Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine
(for doctors). Contact: tipsecho@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
_Aleya Philip, a student from Chennai who volunteered with Pallium
India for a week, writes:_
The short time I spent at Pallium was definitely a reality check and a
memory I will never forget. Coming from a relatively privileged family, I had
never seen such heart ache and trauma. Initially my mother was hesitant to send
me, saying, ‘Aly, it might be too much for you to take in at such a young age’,
but I was adamant. I did not even know what Palliative care was until I did my
research and learnt about it. I was honored that I got this opportunity to help
and ease one’s pain, but I did much more than that.
It was a proper 9-5 job. I did all kinds of work, from helping with
administrative tasks to attending ECHO meetings with pioneers in the field. I
also met with Miss Devi Vijay who was conducting research on the ‘Kerala Model’
of palliative care. My day started at 6:30 AM as we had to catch the bus at
7:45/8:00 AM. After I got off the bus I would go for breakfast and then rush to
the office and go for morning rounds with the doctor, nurse and psychiatrist.
Then it was either a home visit or a meeting, sometimes even a hospital visit.
I was at Pallium for 5 days. In this short time, I learnt so much. On 3
days I went for home visits. Those are of two types: rural and urban. I went
for two rural visits and one urban visit. The rural visit peaked my interest a
lot more as they were places with no proper road access, and involved providing
aid to people who are unable to come to the center to avail services.
One day I went to a Government Children’s hospital, where the team and
I assessed cases and provided the family with a course of action, be it further
treatment, surgery, physiotherapy and so on. The social workers also updated
the family’s social report and child’s progress and his/her understanding of
the issue at hand. I also read some horrific stories from the social report
files which I only thought existed in movies but happened in reality.
On the last day at Pallium I was asked to teach a little boy how to
read time in roman numerals. Initially this appeared to be a daunting task as
he did not know English and I did not know Malayalam. But with patience and
compassion I figured it would not be so hard. I started with teaching him how
to draw a clock and showed him which hand meant what. After I ran around the
office trying to learn basic numbers in Malayalam, I told him in my broken,
half-baked Tamil mixed with Malayalam what I meant. To my shock, he instantly
understood. I repeated the same with roman numerals and then to make the task
more fun we drew more clocks with colours and I asked him questions about what
time I had drawn.
After all this was done I had a reflective conversation on my
learnings. This really taught me how much of our country has limited access to
avail basic medicines and treatments. I suggested a few things that I thought
may make a change in the patient’s life. One of them was to paint the walls of
the room the patient was in and change the lights. This is a small thing but I
felt like that could really brighten up their life.
I would like to conclude by saying this opportunity was a life changing
one and it really opened my eyes to the real world. I would like to thank Ms.
Smriti Rana, Ms. Shriya Singh and the whole Pallium team who made my stay and
work place warm and welcoming.