Education and Training Programmes
Palliative medicine is a new speciality in India and there are very few trained professionals. One of our objectives is teaching and training as education of health care professionals is the essential first step in achieving our vision of making palliative care available throughout the state of Tamilnadu.
We conduct certificate courses and workshops for doctors and nurses and give talks in Continuing Medical and Nursing Education (CME & CNE) programmes. We also conduct workshops for social work students and volunteers.
Some of our regular programmes:
- ‘Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care’ for doctors and nurses twice a year – in June and November; Our centre is recognised by the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) for conducting this course
- Two- week training of family medicine post graduates from Sundaram Medical Foundation (SMF). We have signed an MoU with them for this purpose.
- 10-day clinical attachment for doctors and nurses doing national distance education Fellowship in Palliative Care conducted by the IAPC
- Certificate course on ‘Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care’ for PG students at the Madras School of Social Work (MSSW)
- Sensitising student home care nurses at ANEW about the role they can play when they take care of people with long term illnesses
- Training of volunteers to form a network to support patients and create awareness
20th Nov 2021 – Talk by Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan on “End of Life Care” .
13th Nov 2021 -Talk by Dr.Mallika Tiruvadanan on ‘Patients Discussion ‘
12th Nov 2021 – Talk by Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan on “Assessment and Management of Pain” for doctors and nurses undergoing the ‘Basic Course Certificate in Palliative Medicine’ (BCCPM).
21st Aug – 18th Sept 2021 – Certificate course for MSSW PG students online. Dr. Mallika, Dr. Geetha, Dr. Mathew and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi were the faculty
16th, 17th & 18th Dec 2021 – Dr. Mallika and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi – Faculty for National Fellowship in Palliative Medicine (NFPM)-Online class
25thJuly 2021 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on “Chronic Pain Management” online for doctors organised by Johnson and Johnson.
24th and 31st July 2021 Dr. Mallika and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi – Faculty for IAPC July 2021 batch Online class – National Level
8 May 2021th and 15 May 2021th – Dr. Mallika was one of the faculty – online Certificate course in Pain and Palliative Care for Srilankan Doctors and Nurses
11th May 2021 – Dr. Mallika was one of the faculty for Paediatric Palliative Care Online Webinar conducted by MMM college of Nursing in Collaboration with Golden Butterflies.
6th May 2021 – Online Webinar by Marvelous Medicine – Topic: The Power of Palliative Care – Dr. Mallika was the Moderator
12th April 2021 – Dr. kamala and Dr. Amudha, Sharon palliative care – joined for 10 days clinical training (FPM)
7th April 2021 – Dr. Nandhini, Sharon palliative care – joined for 10days clinical training (FPM)
1st April 2021 – Signed MoU with Golden Butterflies, Children’s Palliative Care Foundation
23rd March 2021 – Mrs. Vijayalakshmi was the faculty for Spirituality session – Palliative Care Training for Nodal officers of Madhya Pradesh By Indian Association of Palliative care
1st – 27th February 2021 – 2 students from Department of Social Work (clinical practice),Christ University, Bangalore and 4 students from Department of Clinical Psychology, Ethiraj college for women interned with us
25th January 2021 – Dr. Praveena Raman – joined for 10days clinical training (FPM)
16th January 2021 – Mrs. Vijayalakshmi – Spirituality session for Malabar Cancer Centre
12th January 2021 – Signed MoU with Madras school of social work to conduct Certification Course for their Students
12th January 2021 – A student from Department of Medical Genetics, Chettinad Academy had completed her internship at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust
5th Dec and 12th Dec 2020 – Dr. Mallika and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi – Faculty for IAPC December 2020 batch Online class – National Level
2nd Nov 2020- 24th Nov 2020 – A student from Department of Medical psychiatry, MSSW had completed his internship at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust
21st November 2020 – Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan was one of the thirteen speaker’s in Compassionate Care Con – 2020, Madurai, a workshop conducted by RMD (both virtual and live). Dr. Mallika’s topic Concept of Palliative Care
9th November 2020 – Orientation Class for MSSW 2nd year Medical Psychiatry students by Dr. Mallika
27th October 2020 – Dr. Mallika was one of the faculty for certificate course in Paediatric Palliative Care Counseling by Golden Butterflies. She handled the topic ‘Collusion’
23rd October 2020 – Half a day online orientation programme on Palliative Care for MMM nursing college students. 150 participants. Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan and Dr. Geetha Ramamurthy were the resource persons.
12th October 2020 – Online Awareness programme in view of WHPCD 2020 –Palliative Care – an Important Part of Patient Care for MMM nursing college students and faculty. 155 participants.
September 2020 – New online course on communication skills launched by Lakshmi pain and Palliative Care Trust – 8 hours “Confidence with Effective Communication” (5th sept – 27th sept 2020)
4th and 5th September 2020- Faculty for the National Teaching Programme
24th July 2020 – Faculty for the IAPC certificate course
3rd to 6th March 2020 – Volunteers Training conducted at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust
13 January 2020 – A student from MMM Nursing college did her project here in Lakshmi pain and palliative care by collecting samples via questionnaire from patient’s care givers.
Two students of M.A. Applied psychology (with specialization in clinical psychology), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM), Chennai, interned at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust, Chennai, under the guidance of Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi for 11days in semester I from August to October and 30 days in Semester II from November to March (2019-2020).
Two students from III BSc, Department of Psychology, Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai has completed her 30 hours Case study from November 2019 to February 2020 at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust.
July 2020 – Faculty for the National Teaching Programme
3rd to 6th March 2020 – Volunteers Training conducted at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust
13 January 2020 – A student from MMM Nursing college did her project here in Lakshmi pain and palliative care by collecting samples via questionnaire from patient’s care givers.
December 2019- January 2020 – Two students from Department of psychology, Ethiraj college for women have done their internship at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust
29, 30 and 1 December 2019 – Contact session – ‘Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care’ for doctors and nurses at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust
12 – 15 November 2019 – Volunteers Training conducted at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust
25 September 2019 – Workshop for PG Nursing students from MMC held at Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust
7August 2019 – Mrs. Vijayalakshmi and Dr. Gayathri went for a workshop at NIIT
5 August 2019 – Students from MSSW Orientation Class by Dr. Mallika
10 June 2019 – Railway Hospital Perambur, Dr. Mallika addressed PGs in Family Medicine on ‘Overview of Palliative Care’
20 June 2019 – Continuing Nurse Education: 60 Nurses at MMM in “Concept of Palliative Care” and “Communication Skills” Dr. Mallika and Mrs. Vijayalakshmi
22 March 2019 – Dr. Mallika invited as examiner for the Fellowship in Palliative Medicine Course at CMC Vellore
20,21,22 March 2019 – Certificate course on Palliative Care was conducted for MSSW Students by Dr. Mallika, Dr. Subathra, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi.
13 March 2019 – Dr. Mallika invited as guest speaker in a sensitizing Program on Palliative Care at Shri Sathya Sai college.
02 February 2019 – Dr. Mallika, Dr. Subathra, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi – invited faculty in the workshop conducted by Golden Butterflies Charitable Fund.
02 February 2019 – Talk by Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan in Sri Ramachandra Medical College – “Tackling Pain in Cancer Patients”.
10 November 2018 – Teaching Program at Pondicherry by Dr. Mallika and Dr. Asoke Mathew at Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Pondicherry
25 October 2018 – Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan and Dr. Subathra Muthukumaran invited as Faculty for teaching Program on Palliative Care at Sree Ramachandra Medical College- Nursing Council
21-22 September 2018 – Talk by Dr. Subathra, Dr. Mathew and Mrs.Vijayalakshmi on Chennai Bangalore Diocesan training on ‘Pain and Palliative Care’ at Metropolitan Dr.Joseph Marthoma Centre for Holistic Development Annanagar, Chennai.
18 August 2018 – Talk by Dr. Mallika at Saveetha Dental College on Multi- disciplinary care in oral cancer
24 March 2018 – Talk by Drs. Mallika and Mathew on Communication Skills in Palliative Care, for volunteers, at Madras Marthoma Church, Chetpet, Chennai.
24 March 2018 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on Comprehensive Pain Management & Safety, organised by the Janssen and Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, at Ramada, Hotel, Egmore. Chennai
27 March 2018 – Palliative training for home care nurses at ANEW.
03 September 2017 – Introductory talk on palliative care at North Mar Thomas Syrian Church, Thiruvottyur –Dr. Mathew
14 July 2017 – Talk by Dr. Subathra Muthukumaran on ‘Palliative Care’ for 2nd year Master in Medicine at M.G.R University, Chennai.
24,25 June 2017 – Faculty – Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan for ‘Palliative Care & Communication Skills’ for IAPC Certificate Course candidates at the Mahatma Gandhi Nursing College at Pondicherry
15 June 2017 – Teaching Programme by Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan on ‘Palliative Care’ at the Railway Hospital, Chennai
29 Apr 2017 – Talk by Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan on ‘Head, Heart and Hands in Cancer’ at “Fifteenth Dr. B.M. Sundaravadanan Oration”the Annaswamy Mudaliar General Hospital, Bangalore
28 March 2017 – Talk by Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan on ‘Pain Management in Patients with Advanced Dementia’ at a meeting organised by the SCARF, at Asha Nivas Social Service Centre, Chennai.
24 March 2017 – Talk by Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan on ‘Head, Heart and Hands in Pain Management’ at a meeting organised by the Janssen and Janssen department at Hotel Ramada, Egmore.
22 March 2017 – External Examiner (since 4 years) to CMC Vellore for the Fellowship in Palliative Medicine – a 1-year residential program.
11 to 13 Feb 2017 – Attended the national conference and presented posters on ‘Electro chemotherapy – a New Therapy’ by Dr. Asoke Mathew and the ‘Different Models of Providing Palliative Care’ by Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan emphasising the need for networking of palliative care centres
18 – 27 January 2017 – Faculty for the 10-day training of doctors and nurses from 10 Govt. hospitals across Tamilnadu for starting of palliative care department. This was conducted by the National Health Mission.
18 December 2016 – Talk by Dr. Subathra on ‘Recent Concepts in Palliative Medicine’ at a meeting organised by the Anaesthesia Foundation at The Presidency Club, Chennai
12 November 2016 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Safety in Chronic/Palliative care’ and Dr. Subathra on ‘Patient and Family Involvement in Patient Safety’ at the Workshop and Continuing Nursing Education on ‘Patient safety and Quality Nursing Care’ for govt. nurses at Tamilnadu Government Multi Super Speciality Hospital, Omandurar Government Estate, Chennai
12 October 2016 – Talk by Dr. Asoke Mathew on ’Inspiring Innovations in cancer Therapeutics’ and by Dr. Mallika on ‘Quality Living with Cancer through Palliative Care & Communication Skills” at the conference on “Novel Cancer Therapeutics and Rehabilitation – Exploring New Horizons” at the Kasturba Gandhi Nursing College at Pondicherry
26,27 September 2016 – Certificate course on ‘Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care’ for MSW students from the Madras School of Social Work at Lakshmi Sundaravadanan Hospital
25 September 2016 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘End of Life Care – Principles,Management, and Certifications’ at the Tamilnadu State’s first family medicine conference at Hotel Savera, Chennai
11 Aug 2016 – Workshop and live demonstration of Electro chemotherapy for two patients at Lakshmi Sundaravadanan hospital under the guidance of Dr. Goran Heller from Sweden. It is an innovative technology which combines low dose chemotherapy and electrical pulses for relieving pain and other symptoms in localised superficial cancers. Doctors from various oncology centres participated (facilitated by Scandinavian Medi tech)
28 May 2016 – Talk by Dr. Subathra on ‘Cancer Care – Can We Do Better?’ at the CME for CGHS doctors at Hotel Green Park, Chennai
20 & 26 April 2016 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Psychological Issues and Symptom Control’ for nursing students at RMD Academy for Health, Chennai
17 April 2016 – Talk by Dr. Mallika ‘Palliative Care for Chronic Diseases’ for doctors and members of the IMA, organised by the IMA at Hotel Savera, Chennai
16 March 2016 & 9, 10 Oct 2015 – 3-day Certificate course on ‘Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care’ for MSW students at the Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
11 to 13 Feb 2016 – Attended the national conference and presented posters on ‘Electro chemotherapy a New Therapy for Palliative Care’ by Dr. Mathew and the ‘Different models of Providing Palliative Care’ by Dr. Mallika emphasising the need for networking of palliative care centres
06 October 2015 – Talk by Dr. Subathra on ‘Palliative Care – Giving Hope, Love and Care’ in Women’s Christian College, Chennai
27 Aug 2015 – Teaching programme by Dr. Subathra on ‘Pain Relief and Palliative Care’at the monthly clinical meeting for post graduates at the Madras Dental College, Chennai
19 Aug 2015 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on‘Head, Heart and Hands in Total Cardiac Care’ in a CME on ‘Futuristic Medicine – Cardiology’ conducted by The Department of Education and Curriculum Development at The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
13 Mar 2015 – Faculty for teaching ‘Palliative Care – Part I & II’ during the contact session for II-year post graduates doing Master in Medicine (Family Medicine) through distance education at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai
03 Mar 2015 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Essential Communication Skills’ in the Palliative Care Training workshop conducted by Global Cancer Care at The Pride Hotel, Chennai
Our Interaction with the Department of Health, Government of Tamilnadu and Achievements with their support. Workshops held since 2003
Interaction with National Health Mission, (NHM) Chennai, Tamil Nadu: We were the invited faculty for all the programmes organised by the NHM
04– 08 Oct 2021 – Five-day training for 40 nurses from various districts of Tamil Nadu at Egmore Training Centre, National Health Mission Chennai. Project name – Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam (MTM)
27th Aug 2021 – One-day orientation (online) for around 200 nurses for various districts of Tamil Nadu for National Health Mission, Chennai. Project name – Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam (MTM)
23– 28 Aug 2021 – Six-day training for 30 nurses from various districts of Tamil Nadu at Egmore Training Centre, National Health Mission, Chennai. Project name – Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam (MTM)
31 July 2021 – Training given for 37 nurses from various districts of Tamil Nadu at Egmore Training Centre, National Health Mission, Chennai. Project name – “Veedu Thedi Maruthuvam (VTM)”/Makkalai Thedi Maruthuvam
4 November 2019 – Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan was invited as mentor for National Programme for Palliative Care – A Review conducted By NHM and WHO India.
3,4,5 October 2019 – Workshop on Palliative care and Pain Management at NHM. Dr. Mallika was one of the resource persons 11 Doctors from various districts of Tamil Nadu attended the sessions.
8,9,10 April, 2019 – Workshop on Pain Management at NHM. Dr. Mallika & Dr. Subathra were the resource persons
04 – 08 March 2019 – Faculty for 5-day training program on ‘Introduction to Palliative Care’ for 12 district Doctors and Nurses in Tamil Nadu
11-13 July 2018 – Faculty for a 3-day training program on ‘Pain Management and Use of Oral Morphine’ for 12 district doctors in Tamil Nadu
11- 15 June 2018 – Training given for Doctors and Nurses from the next set of 10 & April 30 – May 04 – district hospitals in two 5-day training programmes
08 -13 January 2018 – 5-day Training for Nurses on Palliative Care
Faculty at the Conference conducted by the Indian Society for the Study of Pain (ISSPCON) between 6th and 8th February 2015 at Hotel Hyatt, Chennai:
08 Feb 2015 – CNE on ‘Pain relief and Palliative care’, ISSPCON
07 Feb 2015 – Dr.Mallika, Panelist in Panel Discussion on ‘Cancer Pain Challenges’,ISSPCON
06 Feb 2015 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Symptom Management at End of Life’ and Dr. Subathra on ‘Pain in HIV’,ISSPCON
31 Jan 2015 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Overview of Chronic Pain Management’ for Post Graduate students in Saveetha Dental College, Chennai
22 Dec 2014 – Talks by Dr. Mallika& Dr. Subathra on ‘Overview of Palliative Care and Chronic Pain Management’ at the monthly meeting for doctors at the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Egmore, Chennai
10 Oct 2014 – The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University accredited CME on ‘Concept of Palliative Care, Communication Skills & Principles of Symptoms Control’ for doctors at Chennai Corporation at Ripon building, Chennai
26 July 2014 – Guest lecture by Dr. Mallika on ‘Role of Counselling in Palliative Care and Pain Management’ for members of the Chennai Counsellors Foundation
06 Feb 2014 – Pre-conference workshop by Dr. Mallika &Dr. Subathraon ‘Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care’ during the International Social Works Conference on ‘Interdisciplinary Intervention & Cross Cultural Sharing in Social Work’ in conducted by the Madras School of Social Work, Chennai
26 Jan 2014 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Palliative Care’ in Chennai Pain Update -1, a CME programme conducted by the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists, Chennai City Branch at Hotel Accord Metropolitan, Chennai
10 Jan 2014 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on‘Palliation in Paediatric Orthopaedic Oncology’ at the Pediatric Tumour workshop at Le Royal Meridien, Chennai.
16 Nov 2013 – Talk by Dr. Subathraon ‘Pain, Palliative Care and Anaesthesiologist’at the TN State Annual Conference for Anaesthesiologists at Trichy.
14 Nov 2013 – Participation as Co-Chairperson by Dr. Mallika on ‘Interventional Pain Practice as a speciality’ in World Pain Symposium and International Conference of Interventional Pain Management at Oberoi Grand Hotels, Kolkata.
18 Oct 2013 – Faculty – ‘Role of Nurses and Communication Skills in Palliative Care’ Continuing Nursing Education at Cancer Institute, Adyar in view of WHPCD
07 Sept 2013 – Chairperson – ‘Palliation and Nurses Specialist in Oncology’ at Indo-UK Oncology Summit, Hotel Hilton, Chennai.
18 Aug 2013 – Lecture – ‘Interventions in Cancer Pain Management’, at the CME MAC 2013 & Workshop at Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research Centre, Madurai.
15 Aug 2013 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on‘Palliative Care – Counselling in Oncology’at a workshop conducted by Cancer Research and Relief Trust, Chennai
02 March 2013 – Invited Speaker, Dr. Mallika – ‘Communication & Counselling Skills’ Orientation Programme for Volunteers – Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy Cancer Trust
20 February 2013 – Faculty for teaching ‘Palliative Care’during the contact session for II-year post graduates doing Diploma in Family Medicine through distance education at Railway Hospital, Chennai
20 January 2013 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Introduction to Pain’ at the Inaugural Conference of Tamilnadu Chapter of ISSP, (TNPAINCON 2013) at Government Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital, Chennai
07 December 2013 – Faculty for teaching ‘Palliative Care’during the contact session for II-year post graduates doing Master in Medicine (Family Medicine) through distance education at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai
29 April 2012 – Invited speaker, Dr.Mallika on‘A New Look at Pain’ at Jupiter Hospitals, Mumbai
15 March, 24 Jan 2012 – One-day workshop for CRRI’s on ‘Concept of palliative care,
12 Nov 2011 – Principles of symptom management, Chronic pain and Communication skills at Stanley Medical College, Chennai, Govt. Rajaji Hospital Madurai & PSG Medical college Coimbatore respectively. It was a pilot project of the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University for inclusion of palliative care in the UG curriculum.
02 July 2011 – Guest lecture by Dr. Mallika on ‘Overview of Palliative Medicine’ at SRM University, Chennai
16 February 2011 – Teaching session for PGs doing Diploma in Family Medicine, Railway Hospital, Perambur, Chennai.
17 April 2010 – CNE – ‘Role of Nurses in Palliative Care’ for Nurses at Govt. Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital, in collaboration with Dept. of Surgical GE and NRHM, Govt. of Tamilnadu
18 July 2009 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Care Beyond Cure’ at the CME on ‘Palliative Care in Cancer’ for doctors at Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai
08 November 2008 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Pain and Beyond’ & Dr. Subathra on ‘WHO Ladder’ at the CME programme on ‘GI Cancers – Total Care’ conducted by the Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology, Govt. General Hospital, Chennai
18 February 2006 – Organising Secretary of The 13th International Conference of the IAPC (Indian Association of Palliative Care) at Hotel Savera, Chennai.
08 August 2005 – Conducted the ‘Six-Day Foundation Course in Palliative Care’ for Govt. doctors from 14 Medical College Hospitals, sponsored by the Dept. of Health Govt. of Tamilnadu. Mr. N Thalavai Sundaram, Minister for health and family welfare, Govt. of Tamilnadu gave the certificates at the valedictory function
01 February 2004 – Invited as WHO Resource person in Raipur, for a CME on Palliative Care.
Academic Involvement and Contribution for the Development of Palliative Care The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
- Mallika Tiruvadanan was appointed as Adjunct Professor in 2010
- Mallika Tiruvadanan was appointed a member of the expert committee and was instrumental in developing the curriculum and statutes for post-doctoral fellowship in palliative medicine and pain medicine
- 2010: Appointed member of expert committee to include the special training for CRRIs. In the meeting that was held on 09.11.2011, we proposed the inclusion of palliative medicine in the MBBS curriculum.
- 2011-12:We conducted One-day workshop for CRRIs on ‘Concept of palliative care, Principles of symptom management, Chronic pain and Communication skills’ at PSG Medical college Coimbatore, Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai, & Stanley Medical College, Chennai. It was a pilot project of the Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University for inclusion of palliative care in the UG (MBBS) curriculum
- 2010: Dr. Reena George from CMC Vellore, inspected our centre and found that we are in compliance with the guidelines laid down by the University for conducting the Fellowship in Palliative Medicine offered by the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University
- 2011: Dr. Mallika was appointed member of an expert committee constituted by the University for framing the syllabus, regulation and statutes for the PG Diploma in Health Science (Palliative Care)
- 2015: Faculty for teaching ‘Palliative Care – Part I & II’ during the contact session for II-year post graduates doing Master in Medicine (Family Medicine) through distance education at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai
- 2016: Talk by Dr. Mallika on‘Head, Heart and Hands in Total Cardiac Care’ in a CME on ‘Futuristic Medicine – Cardiology’ conducted by The Department of Education and Curriculum Development at The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
Awareness Programmes to educate Public
Palliative care is much needed but < 1% has access to palliative care in our country. We conduct regular awareness programmes for the general public and health care professionals so that people with need will get the necessary help.
8th March 2021 – Dr. Mallika – Guest of honour for Women Welfare Association (WWA)‘s Women’s day celebration (virtual)
09-17th January 2021 – Kalai Vizha – Fundraising Event
10-19th January 2020 – Kalai Vizha – Fundraising Event
12 October 2019 – Awareness Session conducted at Adambakkam on account of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) by the Volunteers for the Magalir Kuzhu team from that locality.
12 October 2019 – Awareness Programme conducted at Lanson Toyota on account of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD). Dr. Mallika and volunteers addressed two batches of employees. (Toyota)
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25 September 2019 – Dr. Mallika and Dr. Senthil invited as Guest for a talk program on “Cancer and Palliative Care” at Mobile Tutors Pvt. Ltd.,
11- 20 January 2019 – ‘Kalaivizha’, – Fund Raising Event.
October 13 2018 – Pain and Palliative Care Services is being inaugurated by Chennai – Bangalore Diocese, at Marthoma church, Harrington road Chennai. Dr. Asoke Mathew is the convenor.
24 March 2018 – Talk by Drs. Mallika and Mathew on Communication Skills in Palliative Care at Madras Marthoma Church, Chetpet, Chennai.
24 March 2018 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on Comprehensive Pain Management & Safety – organised by the Janssen and Janssen Pharmaceutical Company, at Hotel Ramada, Ignore. Chennai.
04 April 2017 – Awareness programme at ‘Abbas cultural’ a10-day magic showfestival at Mylapore, Chennai
7-16 January 2017 – Fund raising and awareness programme at ‘Abbas kalaivizha’ a10-day culturalfestival at Kamarajar Arangam, Chennai
17 November 2016 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Palliative Care – an Insight’ at the inauguration of Project Mythri, Anna Adarsh college, Chennai
In view of World Hospice and Palliative Care Dayon 8th October, 2016, we conducted various programmes in October
18 October 2016 – Talk on “Enhancing Quality of Life” at the programme organised by The Young Indians of Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Kilpauk, Chennai. Theme: H.O.P.E – Hold On, Pain Ends. Drawing, essay writing and poem writing competitions were held.
5, 6 October 2016 – Awareness about palliative care through puppet show for the students and teachers of Mar Thoma Matric.H.S.School, Valasarawalkam, Model Matric.H.S. School&St. Thomas Matric.H.S. School, Thiruvottyur, Chennai
2 – 8 October 2016 – Putting up stalls at two IOC petrol pump stations in Egmore and Chetpet and distribution of pamphlets to the general public by our volunteers during the ‘Joy of Giving’ week
27 April 2016 – Talk by Dr. Subathra on ‘Cancer and Palliative Care’ for the employees at the AGS office, Teynampet, Chennai
26 August 2015 – Talk by Dr. Subathra on ‘Cancer Cure & Care’ at CTS, MEPZ, Chennai
11 July 2015 – Addressed the high school students, teachers and parents and spoke to them on – ‘Cancer – Cure and Care’ at St Thomas Matriculation School, Thiruvottyur, Chennai
18 Apr 2015 – A talk for members of the senior citizens Bureau in view of our Annual Day at Lakshmi Sundaravadanan hospital
06 Mar 2015 – Komali Mediclown Academy, Pondicherrycollaborated with us and gave a talk on the role of Medical Clowning at our hospital as part of the week long Auroville Festival. Professors and students from WCC, Ethiraj College and MSSW attended
29 Jan 2015 – Talk on Palliative Care at Ladies Club, Anna Nagar.
25, 26 Dec 2014 – A talk on ‘Putru Noyum Adharavu Maruthuvamum’ for the public at Chidambaram by Dr. Subathra& for college students at Rajapalayam by Mrs. Vijayalakshmi
22 November 2014 – Stall for creating awareness at a carnival organised by rotary club at MGR Janaki college, Chennai
11 October 2014 – The Role of Clowning in Palliative Care, a talk by Fif and Hamish of Komali MeDi Clown Academy for the general public at Lakshmi Sundaravadanan Hospital in view of WHPCD
28 Jun 2014 – Talk by Dr. Subathra on ‘The Role of Palliative Care for People with Chronic Illnesses’ for care givers of patients with long-term diseases following which Mrs.Vijayalakshmi conducted a session on relaxation to help caregivers cope with the stress of caregiving, at the monthly meeting organised by ‘Care Cubed’ at Chennai
25, 26 Jul 2014 – Participated and put up a stall in a Seva Mela on ‘Celebrating Human Rights’ organised by CIOSA at Ethiraj College for women, Chennai
23 Mar 2014 – Fund Raising Programme – ‘Medical Melodies’ – a musical evening where a team of doctors sang for our cause to help us raise funds for our Trust. Conducted at Karnataka Sanga, T. Nagar, Chennai
12 Oct 2013 – Special address by Dr. Mallika at the inauguration of Hospice at Meenakshi Mission Hospital & Research centre, Madurai.
23 Sep 2013 – Talk on ‘Freedom from Pain’ in FOSWL society (Friends of same Wavelength) at Kandaswami Men’s College, Chennai.
05 February 2013 – ‘Gynaecological Cancers and Palliative Care’, Village Health workers.
13 Sep 2012 – Talk by Dr. Subathra on ‘Cancer –Cure and Care’ – for employees of Lucas TVS, Chennai
20 October 2012 – A talkby Dr. Mallika on ‘Concept of Palliative Care’ in a meeting for policewomen organised by B Force at Police Commissioner’s Quarters Public Hall, Egmore, Chennai
09 Nov 2011 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Overview of Palliative Medicine’ at a Rotary Club meeting at Meenambakkam, Chennai
08 Oct 2011 – World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Organised at MCC, Chennai.
10 Apr 2011 – ‘Blue Divine’ – A Fund-raising fusion music programme by Mr. Anil Srinivasan, Mr. Sillkil Gurucharan and Mr. Purushottam at Museum Theatre, Egmore, Chennai
15 Feb 2010 – Organised a press meet jointly with members of Human Rights at Southern Crest Hotel, Chennai, to highlight the need to develop Palliative Care in the State
02 Oct 2009 – In view of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) co-organised a road show by college students for public awareness in Palliative Care – inaugurated at CMBT, Koyambedu, in the morning, conducted at various places like the central railway station through the day and concluded at Elliots Beach in the evening
18 Aug 2009 – Addressed members of IWA to create awareness on ‘Pain Relief and Palliative Care’
06 Jun 2009 – ‘National Cancer Survivors Day’ – Co-organised with Dept. of surgical GE, a public meet at Govt.Gen. Hospital, Chennai; Invited actor Suriya to spread the message
16 Apr 2009 – Annual Trust Day – Bookmarks distributed in various bookshops to convey the message of ‘Freedom from Cancer Pain’
Oct 2008 – In view of WHPCD, Co-organised with CAPC, a public awareness programme on Palliative Care at Music Academy. Mr. Paneerselvam, The Minister for Health and family welfare, Govt. of TN was the chief guest
16 Apr 2008 – Annual Trust Day – Public Awareness in Palliative Care with poster presentation at Sundaravadanan Nursing Home, reported in ‘The Hindu’ and Tamil Daily, ‘Dinamani’.
07 Oct 2007 – In view of WHPCD, Co- organised an awareness programme on ‘Make Life worth Living’, along with RMD Centre and Sathyam Foundation at Vani Mahal, Chennai.
01 Oct 2006 – Rally conducted in observance of WHPCD at Marina Beach. Talks given on Palliative Care in various schools in Chennai.
Sep 2006 – Talk by Dr. Mallika and Dr. Subathra on‘Palliative Care, Symptom Control and Communication Skills’ for Doctors, Nurses & Public at N.L.C Hospital, Neyveli
Sept 2006 – A two-day workshop on palliative care at hotel savera on the concept of palliative care, pain management and communication skills
Oct 2001 – Talk by Dr. Mallika on ‘Recent Advances in Pain Management in Cancer’ given at India Medical Association meet in Mayiladuthurai
Mar 2001 – ‘Total Cancer care’ awareness programmes conducted at Ooty, Villupuram
May 2000 – First Programme on ‘Total Cancer Care’ in Chennai
2000 till 2008 – Talks given at Rotary Clubs, YWCA, conferences and various meetings for surgeons & physicians
Awards and Support from other organisations
28 August 2020 – Dr. Mallika Received the award called “For the Sake of Honour Award” from Rotary Club of Madras Metro. The chief guest for the event was Dr. A. Velumani, founder Thyrocare. The event took place in Zoom (online programme). Award was handed over by the President, Rotary club of Madras Metro at Dr. Mallika’s Residence.
6 March 2020 – Dr. Mallika received the award called “Change Maker” form Radio City 91.1 on behalf of the trust. The award ceremony took place at Ethiraj college for Women
15 February 2020 – Dr. Mallika Invited as one of the presenters to award Dr. Shantha, Adyar Cancer Institute – Aval Vikatan awards 2020
10 February 2020 – Dr. Mallika and Dr. Thayalan were invited to the Thanks giving of Mr. K. Subashchand Kasturibai Ranka at Kalaignar Arangam. They felicitated around 60 NGO’s as a token of appreciation with donation. Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust is one amongst them.
24 Nov 2018- Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan Received the award of ‘sevai devathai’ from Aval vikadan on behalf of the trust
22 November 2016 – A talk at the annual meeting of Inner wheel and The club of Chennai Galaxy gave us a donation
8 March 2016 – Award given for recognition of our services on International Womens’ Day by Lions Club
06 March 2016 – SPB Fans Foundation donated a lymph press for helping patients with Lymphoedema
23 August 2015 – Thursday Ladies Club supports us regularly during their fund raising event
24 November 2014 – Region 12 Rotary Club gave a donation
8 March 2013 – Raj TV gave the ‘Woman of the Year’ award to Dr. Mallika
8 March 2012 – Rotary – International Women’s Day – “Outstanding Woman Achiever Award”
13 June 2010 – SPB Fans Foundation gave us a donation
17 January 2010 – ‘Friends of MMC Award’ – during 175th year jubilee celebrations of Madras Medical College honouring us for the services rendered by our organisation to patients at Govt. General Hospital, Chennai
Awareness through Media Some of our Newspaper Articles
05 Nov 2014 – Times of India- ‘Kin often hint at withdrawal of medication’
20 Apr 2013 – Dina Mani – ‘Helping for Cancer Patient’
12 Oct 2013 – The Hindu- ‘Nurses trained in Palliative Car’
21 Oct 2013 – The Hindu – ‘State Not High on Morphine for Pain’
09 Nov 2013 – Times of India – ‘Lack of care Centres add to cancer pain’
July 2012 – Aval Vikatan – ‘Nivaaranam Mattum Alla… Nimmadiyum’
08 May 2011 – The Hindu – ‘The promise of Total Care’ (Magazine Section Page No.6)
11 Oct 2009 – The Hindu- ‘Many Cancer patients seeking medical help at terminal stage’
07 June 2009 – The Times of India- ‘Saluting the sprit’
11 Oct 2009 – Dinamani – ‘Naalpatta Noygaluku Uthava’ (Tamil)
07 Jun 2009 – The Hindu -Cancer Survivors share message of Hope
26 Apr 2009 – Dinamani – ‘Anbaal Aanadhoru Maruthuvum’ (Tamil)
04 Oct 2009 – Awareness on Palliative Cancer for Cancer – The New Chennai Express
15 Apr 2008 – Ungalathu mana noi vali kuriya (Tamil) – Dinamani
26 May 2008 – Training in Palliative Care for government doctors – The Hindu
03 Nov 2006 – Palliative Care needs Community Support – The Hindu
07 Nov 2006 – ‘Putru noyaligale aatharavu karam venduma’
23 Sep 2006 – Maruthuvargal noyaligalai anugum murai – Dinamani
19 Feb 2006 – Talking pains to care for her patient’s sufferings – The Hindu
23 Nov 2006 – Vital Social need – The Hindu
26 Sep 2006 – Puturu Noi muzhumaiyana nivaranam perakudiyathu – Dina Thandhi
Sept 2003 – ‘Cancer Care, are we doing enough?’ Article in The Hindu’
Apr 2001 – ‘Say no to Pain’ – Article in ‘The Hindu’ – Our first Article
Radio Talks in All India Radio& Media
4 December 2020 -‘Manidarul Manikam’ – Virtual Interview with Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan by Tokyo Tamil TV (Tokyo Tamil Sangam)
August 2020 – Virtual interview Dr. Mallika Tiruvadanan by TV BRICS and Russian Centre of Science and culture about ‘Covid and Palliative Care’
8 March 2020- Phone interview on our trust and Palliative Care by Radio city 91.1
10 Oct 2015 – A discussion on palliative care in the breakfast show ‘Iniyavai Indru’ of Puthu yugam TV in view of WHPCD
05 Aug 2015 – AIR Broadcast
01 Apr 2015 – AIR Broadcast
23 Jun 2014 – AIR Broadcast
13 Oct 2012 – Live one-hour phone in programme to answer questions on pain relief and palliative care on Rainbow FM, 101.4 in view of WHPCD
03 Jun 2009 – ‘Putrunoi Ullavargalukku Atharavu Sigitchai’ ‘Kudumba Maruthuvarin Pangum Mukkiyathuvamum
Nov 2007- Invited to speak in All India Radio on the topic “Aaramba Nilayil Noi Arindhal”, “Putru noiku atharavu sigitchai