In 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
Palliative 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.
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.
4 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.
BBC World News has featured an interview with palliative care clinician and champion of palliative care in Mongolia, Dr Odontuya Davaasuren. To watch the interview, click here.
Dr Rosalie Shaw, the former Executive Director of APHN was interviewed by ehospice:
“Dr Rosalie Shaw OAM, PSM, PBM is one of the most influential women working in the field of palliative care in Australia. ehospice caught up with Dr Shaw to learn a little more about her experiences working in the sector…more“
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.
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.
ehospice interviews Jean Qingwen Loo, director of After Cicely– a new documentary about women in palliative care in Asia– released today on International Women’s Day. To read the full article, click here.
The ehospice started a series on inspirational women in palliative care. Associate Professor Cynthia Goh, chairperson of the Asia Pacific Hospice and Palliative Care Network (APHN) and co-chair of the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) was interviewed. To read the full article, click here.