Close upon the heels of that verdict comes a judgment by a five member bench of the Supreme Court of UK which says “Life support can be removed without courts if doctors and families agree“.
This is of course relevant only to the UK; but we could not help observing that it makes a lot of practical sense. This does not rule out the need to go to court in controversial issues; but makes every day practice compassionate and fair.
Job Title: Project Officer-National Level
No. of vacancies: 4
Nature of Job: Permanent – Full Time
Remuneration: Depends on the candidate’s KSAs
Reporting to: CEO/Project Director
Place of Job: Any of the States in India where Pallium India has projects
The Project Officer will be responsible for advancing palliative care at the national level with responsibilities for specific states as assigned by the CEO.
- Work with public and private medical and other related institutions to set up palliative care programs
- Work for the integration of palliative care in health systems at the state including at primary care levels
- Work for the integration of palliative care in medical and nursing education
- Work for bringing about changes in law and policies for the advancement of palliative care
- Conduct relevant training programs and workshops for relevant stakeholders for advancing palliative care including on laws related to availability of opioids
- Initiate and or implement projects related to palliative care including working at the community level in the implementation of relevant projects
- Document, write reports and undertake research to contribute to Pallium India’s learning process
- Contribute to fund raising including by writing proposals and be part of other relevant activities
- Undertake any other relevant tasks for the advancement of palliative care at the national and state levels.
Language: Fluency in English in writing and speaking is a must. Fluency in Hindi is a must for candidates to be deployed in the Northern states.
Personal characteristics: Willing to travel and work independently; take initiatives; provide leadership; ability to work with various stakeholders; and be part of a team with diverse background and experiences.
Qualification: Master’s in Public Health (Full-Time) from a recognized university
Experience: 0-2 years
How to Apply
Interested candidates can send detailed and updated CV to email@example.com with subject line as “Application for Project Officer”.
For more details, contact:
Arathy V Nair @ +91 9746745501
Concurrently, 7 clinicians including two heads of departments underwent a 10 day Foundation course in palliative medicine organised by Pallium India’s Trivandrum Institute.
Pallium India thanks Health Minister of Kerala, Smt K. K. Shailaja and additional chief secretary Shri Rajiv Sadanandan IAS for their initiative in making this happen. Our gratitude also to all at Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum, for allowing Pallium India to walk with them on this important journey.
Considering that the Medical Council of India (MCI) still has not included palliative care in the curriculum, it is only these individual initiatives that seem to be happening; but Pallium India is very happy that our efforts are showing results, even though progress is slow.
We are partnering with Ganga Prem Hospice in Rishikesh to spread the message of palliative care across the state of Uttarakhand.
See the fruit of one of their efforts: More than 40 medical students are learning palliative care. Hurray!
In this advocacy backgrounder, Dr Pettus, International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC) Advocacy Officer, explains how global organisations are working together to ensure that palliative care language is included in the Political Declaration, where it is currently absent. And to help you play a vital advocacy role, there are several resources to use.