Seminar on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018

Theme: Because I Matter

October 18, 2018
1:30 pm-4:30 pm | Karachi

School of Nursing and Midwifery

School of Nursing and Midwifery's Palliative Care and Oncology Clinical Stream is organising a seminar to mark the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2018. The theme for this year is "Because I Matter".

According to the World Cancer Report, about 10 million people suffer from the disease every year. It is estimated to go up to 16 million by 2020 and almost half of them are projected to lose their lives. For a country like Pakistan, what's even worse is that majority of the cancer patients visit the healthcare facilities at a very advanced stage and then lack of awareness towards palliative becomes the most pressing challenge in such a situation.

As part of training the healthcare professionals on palliative care, the School's clinical stream is holding a seminar where experts from the field will be sharing their knowledge and case studies, focusing on the physical and psychosocial needs of cancer patients and the families.

Seminar Details

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  • Strategies for covering palliative care in the primary setting by utilizing the principles of universal coverage 
  • The progress of palliative care in the developing world  
  • Overview of spirituality in palliative care   
  • A case study describing access to palliative care in Pakistan

Dr Sameen Siddiqi
Professor and Chair, Community Health Sciences, AKU  
Ms Rehana Punjwani
Nurse Manager, Pediatric Oncology, Indus Hospital and Co-Chairs SIOP, PODC Nursing Working Group 
Dr Nasreen Lalani
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Calgary
Ms Salma Rattani
Doctorate Candidate, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta and Assistant Professor, AKU-SONAM

Register with us now to be a part of this informative seminar!


Dr J Fraser Mustard Hall


For more details, please contact the Palliative Care and Oncology Clinical Stream at SONAM

Ms Zohra Kurji
Assistant Professor, AKU-SONAM
+92 21 3486 5404