Geriatric Palliative Care

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  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Palliative care for older adults involves treatment for the physical, emotional, and psychological symptoms that can occur during a serious illness such as cancer. In modern palliative care, the focus is placed on optimizing everyday life. read more »»

As an example, palliative care focuses on minimizing symptoms of cancer—the physical pain, nausea, and fatigue often caused by cancer and treatments like chemotherapy.

Depression and anxiety commonly accompany illnesses such as cancer. Some seniors might want to live a shorter, more-full life, than a longer life in pain and discomfort. Various legal documents are available that take into account such wishes. Learn all about in greater detail in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

“An overview of:

  • Benefits of Palliative Care
  • Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological treatment of various symptoms due to chronic life-threatening diseases
  • Legal Directives”


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: beginners

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