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Traveling Scholarships Program Report

Amanpreet Kaur, PhD

Travel date: July 27, 2017

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: Asia Pacific Hospice Conference

Origin: Bengaluru, India / Destination: Suntec City, Singapore


How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

I got to meet and discuss issues centering around the palliative care professionals/ treating team with delegates from different countries. The poster / oral presentations on all three days helped me update with the ongoing research in different areas within palliative care. It was enriching to share knowledge and information with other researchers. The delegates shared the current status and experiences from their hospice/ organizations. This was truly a learning experience.   Sessions on Grief and Bereavement & Building Resilience and sustaining teams helped validating my ongoing research variables. Talks delivered by trained and experienced consultants helped me look at the same issue in a different way. I got to interact with senior practicing consultants in the field of psycho-oncology which I would cherish because the field is in its infancy in India. In short, I can very well say all the above mentioned meetings and activities have been really thought-provoking and meaningful for me.I got to meet and discuss issues centering around the palliative care professionals/ treating team with delegates from different countries. The poster / oral presentations on all three days helped me update with the ongoing research in different areas within palliative care. It was enriching to share knowledge and information with other researchers. The delegates shared the current status and experiences from their hospice/ organizations. This was truly a learning experience.   Sessions on Grief and Bereavement & Building Resilience and sustaining teams helped validating my ongoing research variables. Talks delivered by trained and experienced consultants helped me look at the same issue in a different way. I got to interact with senior practicing consultants in the field of psycho-oncology which I would cherish because the field is in its infancy in India. In short, I can very well say all the above mentioned meetings and activities have been really thought-provoking and meaningful for me.

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

The new knowledge and acquired skills would be definitely reflected in my ongoing research in the field of psycho-oncology and palliative care. I have taken a lot more than what I had expected out of APHC 2017. I have already started working on writing papers for publication purposes. It will help me scrutinize my research variables for future research and development. I hope to make it work for the development and betterment of the palliative and hospice care in India.

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

In my case, I could not meet other professionals who had won the travel grant. It would be a good idea perhaps to have an introductory session as a group apart from having a group photograph. Secondly, registration fee could be not charged for those who win this scholarship. So, money exchange will be improved that ways as IAHPC will have to pay less and the participants won’t have to undergo the registration procedures. These are just suggestions however IAHPC has been working on these aspects since many years. 

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