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Traveling Scholars Program Report

Manjula Bhagavatula, DR

Travel date: February 11, 2022

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 29th International Conference of Indian Association for Palliative Care

Origin: Hyderabad, India / Destination: Jaipur, India

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This virtual conference was very useful to update my palliative care skills.I learnt about some new drugs that can be used in symptom Management. there was a lecture on various situations palliative care skills where can be used.

How will you new knowledge & acquired skills help in furthering your work in hospice and palliative care in your program/city/ or country?

This scholarship to the conference has been very useful. It will be helpful if more such scholarships are provided to other conferences in various parts of the world.

How IAHPC Traveling Scholars Program be improved in order to help other future traveling scholars?

In the city where I practice Palliative Care, no corporate hospital offers these services and the patients are left to look for such services on their own.I am a member of the NGO which provides palliative care in the city which provide services to the poor totally free of cost. I envision that the rich and poor , all should have acesss to palliative services. But the reality is that the people who can afford are not offered palliative car e because the primary physicians do not give up . I feel advocacy is needed regarding the value addition of the palliative care and it need not be a last option.

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