Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Wasimul Hoda, DR

Travel date: February 11, 2022

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

Origin: Ranchi, India / Destination: Jaipur, India

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

It was a real feast having IAPCON 2022 as a virtual academic extravaganza filled with exciting updates in Palliative care.

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

As Palliative care is still lacking in most part of India, topics such as challenges with early integration of Palliative care in Indian scenario and government policies to support delivery of Palliative Care in India has given me an insight to existing challenges and opportunities in Indian Palliative care. Delicate topics such as sensitive conversations with children and families, self-care with compassion and humanity and good death has given a new dimension to my knowledge and this shall help me enhancing my communication skill with my patients.

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

A big thanks to IAHPC..!!

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

Ways to achieve clinical excellence in palliative care with teamwork and leadership qualities would help each of us in developing and strengthening our palliative care services. For me, End of life care plan for Covid patients and ILD were new things to be learnt. The sessions were evidence based trying to fulfil the existing gaps in the field of Indian palliative care.