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Caring and Conflict-Palliative Care in the Armed Forces: The Challenges for Caregivers

Caring and Conflict-Palliative Care in the Armed Forces: The Challenges for Caregivers

IND

In India, Palliative care remains inaccessible, especially in remote areas. This study aimed at exploring the experience of caregivers related to arranging palliative care at home, for personnel and family members of an armed force.

2021

The Pandemic of Fear: What are we afraid of?

The Pandemic of Fear: What are we afraid of?

IND

Being in palliative care we are no strangers to death, dying, or suffering. We handhold our patients through it, and in doing so we have learnt to live.

2020

Workshop at SMS Medical College Jaipur, Rajasthan

Workshop at SMS Medical College Jaipur, Rajasthan

IND

The workshop for patients of oropharyngeal malignancies was organised by their PALLIATIVE CARE CENTER. 50 patients and caregivers and 5 nursing staff attended the workshop.

2020

Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care – India, 3-5 Oct 2019

Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care – India, 3-5 Oct 2019

IND

CTC3 Refresher Course for India. 11 cancer treatment centres participated in the Refresher training despite telecommunication issues and air traffic suspension concerns in Jammu and Srinagar. The faculty also reviewed the programme and started planning for CTC4 in 2020.

2019

The SMILE behind the mask!

The SMILE behind the mask!

IND

These days when we look around us everyone is wearing a mask. Shops, malls, hospitals, parks anywhere you go, people wearing a face mask is quite a common sight these days and rightly so!

2020

Update by Palliative Care Team, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, Sri Lanka

Update by Palliative Care Team, Teaching Hospital Karapitiya, Sri Lanka

LKA

President Maithripala Sirisena has approved the release of LKR 10 million (USD$ 54,253) from the President’s Fund for Palliative Care Team of the Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, to set up palliative care centre.

2020

CTC4 Foundation Course – 15th to 19th January 2020

CTC4 Foundation Course – 15th to 19th January 2020

IND

This was the 4th run of the Cancer Treatment Centre (CTC) project in India. It started with a Foundation Course taught by 15 faculty members with support from programme directors. The training accommodated a record 17 Institutions from a waiting list of 21 institutions and a record 63 participants attended the training.

2020

Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care – Bhutan Module 2 of 6

Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care – Bhutan Module 2 of 6

BTN

2nd Module of the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care – Training of Trainers in Palliative Care Programme for Bhutan. 23 participants, consisting of 8 doctors, 10 nurses, and 5 allied health professionals attended the course.

2019

A tale of two springs

A tale of two springs

IND

Palliative care, which is more than just terminal care, is still unknown in most parts of India. This narrative highlights how early integration of palliative medicine can help the patient and their family to make the most of their time together

2020

Letting Go: Difficult Decisions in Advanced Diseases

Letting Go: Difficult Decisions in Advanced Diseases

IND

On World Cancer Day 2020, the Department of Medical Oncology at Goa Medical College (India) organized a Continuing Medical Education activity to highlight and discuss issues about end-of-life care in various situations. The event was attended by 215 participants.

2020

Team-based Palliative Care Training by Master Trainers in Sri Lanka (21-25 Oct 2019)

Team-based Palliative Care Training by Master Trainers in Sri Lanka (21-25 Oct 2019)

LKA

The training was conducted by 17 local master trainers from Sri Lanka whom were trained during our Sri Lanka Train-the-Trainers programme from 2014 to 2017. 61 participants from 21 institutions attended the training - mainly comprising of consultants, medical officers and nursing officers from Palliative Task Force of Sri Lanka and other palliative and cancer care associations.

2019

Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care CTC3 Training Programme – India

Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care CTC3 Training Programme – India

IND

5-day Foundation Course of the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care 3rd Cancer Treatment Centre (CTC) training programme. A total of 45 participants from the following 12 CTCs were specially selected for the programme

2019