Global Symposium Series - 2 on Palliative care in critical care: Current progress and future needs

Global Symposium Series –2 on ‘Palliative care in critical care: Current progress and future needs’ was organized by Team-Reach and Internationalization of Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal on October 12, 2021, from 2 pm to 4 pm. The resource persons for the symposium were Dr M R Rajagopal, Chairman, Pallium India and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Policy on Access to Pain Relief; Dr Naveen Salins, Professor and Head, Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, KMC, Manipal, and Dr Avtar Singh., Founder Palliative Peace, Punjab. Dr M R Rajagopal highlighted the current practices of the medical system, future needs and principles of palliative care. Dr Naveen Salins spoke on Palliative Care in the Critical Care and emergency department. He also highlighted on decision-making capacity of patients and family members with case scenarios and recent evidence on palliative care. Dr Avtar Singh, spoke on palliative peace, tasks and activities provided to the needy. Dr Linu Sara George, Professor and Head, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing moderated the symposium and Dr Malathi G Nayak, Associate Professor, Department of Community Health Nursing managed the event and Dr Elsa Sanatombi Devi, Professor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing was the convener. A total of 80 professionals participated from across the globe in this virtual symposium.