By Genevieve Napier & Avril Jackson - Manager of Programs and Projects & Senior Editor
Sunita from Nepal
Sunita has worked as a physician at Shree Birendra Hospital, Chhauni and Kathmandu, Nepal, for the past 17 years. She received a traveling scholarship to participate in the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care in Madrid, Spain. This was Sunita’s first international palliative care conference.
“In Nepal, the concept of palliative care is still new; it is limited to only a few centers and deals mainly with pain and other symptom management.
“My poster: ‘Limitations in Chronic Pain Management and Efficacy of Alternative Modalities during Mega Disaster in an Underdeveloped Nation’ (pictured above), was based on pain and palliative care during disasters. Nepal is disaster-prone and many people are disabled due to natural and human-made disasters, as well as the decade-long conflict. I attended a presentation about the inclusion of people with disabilities in palliative care research. Such initiatives would be useful in our situation too. One of the drawbacks in Nepal is the maintenance of databases and research and with my newfound knowledge I want to advance palliative care research in Nepal.”
On behalf of our scholarship recipients and the entire IAHPC team, thank you for your generosity and making the Travel Scholarship Program possible.
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