Palliative Care- A Workbook for Training Carers

Oct  18  2017
Palliative Care- a workbook for training carers, the first book of its kind in India was released on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – 14th Oc .....
Palliative Care- a workbook for training carers, the first book of its kind in India was released on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day – 14th October 2017. The Workbook has been developed through a series of workshops, drawing on the experience of Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM) in community-based palliative care activities that offer structured 16-hour training for carers in the community in line with the WHO guidelines in the area of community-based palliative care. “This will hopefully serve as a useful resource to training programmes for family carers and community volunteers,” said Dr Suresh Kumar, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care. The book is brought out by Institute of Palliative Medicine (WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care) in association with Sanjeevan Palliative Care Project (A joint venture between Sri Aurobindo Society and Institute of Palliative Medicine)
"Palliative Care - A Workbook for training carers” is meant to support interactive learning in groups for family carers and community volunteers. The document is aimed to be the supporting manual for the 16 hour training program suggested by WHO for palliative care volunteers.
To read the workbook please follow this link http://www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org/downloads/Palliative%20Care%20Workbook%20for%20Carers.pdf
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Dr. Pankaj Wins Bruce Davis Gold Medal-2015

Dec  14  2015
Congratulations to Dr. Pankaj Singhai from Mumbai who has won this year’s Bruce Davis Gold Medal!
He scored top marks at the final examination held .....
Congratulations to Dr. Pankaj Singhai from Mumbai who has won this year’s Bruce Davis Gold Medal!
He scored top marks at the final examination held at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode on 12th December 2015. He is a Junior Resident at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
Dr. Singhai will be awarded with Bruce Davis Gold Medal, a citation and a cash award of
Rs. 25, 000/- at the 23rd International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care to be held in Pune in February 2016.
Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination was launched by Institute of Palliative Medicine, Kozhikode, India, in 2005 with an aim to improve awareness about palliative care among young doctors in India. This is the only national level program to recognise junior doctors for their excellence in Palliative Medicine in India.
This national level examination was given the name ‘Bruce Davis Gold Medal Examination’ to honour Mr. Wilfrid Bruce Davis MBE, the founder of Bruce Davis Charitable Trust, Cornwall, UK. The trust has supported development and implementation of palliative care programs in India including financial assistance for the construction of Institute of Palliative Medicine.
The other finalists for this years examination were
Dr. Azhar E P ( Malappuram), Dr. Rohanti Ravikulan (Coimbatore), Dr. Krithika Shinde (Mumbai) and Dr. Rucha Choudhari, Mumbai
Dr. Rajashree K C, Palliative Care Physician, Malappurm Initiative in Palliative Care, Kerala, and Dr. Biji M S, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cancer Palliative Medicine at the Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery, Kerala were the external examiners for the final examination.

National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine 2015

Aug  11  2015
The first 10 days contact programme for the 11th batch of NFPM just concluded.
This time we have 20 doctors from different parts of India and Oman do .....
The first 10 days contact programme for the 11th batch of NFPM just concluded.
This time we have 20 doctors from different parts of India and Oman doing the course.
This is a distant education programme and during the next one year they will be doing assignments, an audit and clinical placements.
The final evaluation will take place in August next year.
This programme is jointly run by IPM and CMAI.
For details, please visit: http://www.instituteofpalliativemedicine.org/downloads/NFPM%20Prospectus%202015.pdf