IAPC meeting to discuss ‘National Palliative Care Programme and the Way Forward’

IAPC_ehospiceIn a major development in India, the government has formulated ‘Strategies for Palliative Care in India’ which is expected to be implemented in the current five year plan. With an aim to update current players in palliative care in India about the new developments and start the preparatory work, Indian Association of Palliative Care organised a meeting of palliative care organisations working in the country…more


The Need for Palliative Care in Bangladesh

Bangladesh_articlePalliative is an emerging field in Bangladesh. Dr. Zafor Md Masud and Dr. Shahinur Kabir write about the need for palliative care, as well as the progress that is being made towards the recognition of the discipline within the country.

Dying with incurable illness in poverty and pain is all too common in this sub continent as well in our country. With minimal resources shortages of health workers, national health systems in a number of South Asian countries have focused primarily on preventive, curative and maternal health services…read more at ehospice here.

IJPN Awards Ceremony 2013

APHN congratulates two of our members who had won first prize at the recent International Journal of Palliative Nursing awards ceremony.  They are:

  • Professor Hyun Sook Kim (Seoul, Korea), won 1st prize for the Educator of the year award;
  • Dr Ann Thyle (Lalitpur, India), together with her palliative care team won 1st prize for the Development award

More about the award ceremony can be read from ehospice’s website here.

Professor Hyun Sook Kim

Professor Hyun Sook Kim

Dr Ann Thyle (lady in pink) and her Palliative Care Team

Dr Ann Thyle (lady in pink) and her Palliative Care Team

Pain Management in Palliative Care Symposium 2013

Sydney_Uni4 May 2013 @ Sydney, Australia

The University of Sydney would like to invite you to attend their annual symposium focusing on pain management in palliative care.  The one day symposium will examine the experience, assessment and management of pain for people in this situation from physical, psychological and spiritual perspectives. The symposium is based on the IASP core curriculum, with expert speakers providing updates on best clinical practice and participating in case presentations.  More information can be obtained from the flyer here.

2nd International Multidisciplinary Forum on Palliative Care


3 to 6 October 2013 @ Sofia, Bulgaria

The upcoming conference is targeted at all medical professions from all fields of medicine. The three day conference will focus on innovative educational sessions in palliative care for non palliative care specialists. The program will include presentations, interactive workshops, and present research at various levels of development

If you are a Family Medicine Physician, Oncologist, Geriatrician, Neurologist, Nephrologist, Pediatrician , a Pain and Palliative physician, Nurse, Social Worker, Psychologist, Physical Therapist, Chaplain or any other paramedical professional, interested in improving your palliative care skills and knowledge, this conference is for you.  More information can be obtained at their official website here.

After Cicely – an article by Time Out Singapore

Death isn’t the easiest topic to talk about, but two young Singaporean women – Jean Qingwen Loo and Yang Huiwen, the duo behind creative agency Logue – took the challenge in their stride, directing and producing a short film (accompanied by five photo documentaries) in collaboration with the philanthropic Lien Foundation.  To read the full article, click here.