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10th International Conference on Geriatrics Nursing and Palliative Care, will be organized around the theme “Pre and Post Life-Lets Make it Happier for them and their Family”

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Though not correct, but, Palliative care and hospice care are quite oftentimes used exchangeably. Hospice care in certain parts of the world, needs to meet up with the specific eligibility criteria and fetch up a qualified service provider in the concerned field. Furthermore, one can recuperate palliative care from any doctor at about any hospital , but it is often advised to fetch up a specialized care personnel for the same. Palliative care involves providing relief and comfort to a patient who is being treated for a serious disease or illness, whether it is terminal or not. It can include providing the patient with painkillers after bone-break or signalizing anti-nausea medication while the person concerned, are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. Palliative care can also be machicolated to patients who push aside the curative treatments, case in point, if the patient has limited self-care capabilities, or is not benefiting from any treatment, or has evidence that further treatment will not help the condition. This type of care remediates the symptoms rather than fetching up to provide a cure.

  • Track 1-1Primary and Homecare
  • Track 1-2Secondary and Tertiary Care
  • Track 1-3Palliative Medicine Care
  • Track 1-4Inpatient and Outpatient Clinics
  • Track 1-5Euthanasia Care and Types

When it comes to medications for pain management and associated palliative drugs, there are two broad categories: opioids, which lacklustre pain systemically, end to end of the body; and adjuvant analgesics, or helper medications that can drogue specific types of pain, often by fighting inflammation.


Opioid medications are purchasable only by dint of a viable prescription. There are numerous opioid drugs that palliative care physicians most unremarkably prescribe for moderating severe pain in the context of a grave or life-threatening illness. They are known as opioid analgesics. Some of which seemingly similar compounds available in open market are listed below:

•             Codeine

•             Fentanyl

•             Hydrocodone

•             Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen

•             Hydromorphone

•             Meperidine

•             Methadone

•             Morphine

•             Oxycodone

•             Oxycodone and Acetaminophen

•             Oxycodone and Naloxone

These drugs can be taken in numerous variable ways. If the person can swallow, all can be provided orally. If the person can no longer be able to do the same, some medications needed to be provided in the intravenous manner, while others can be provided through sub-cutaneous injections.

There are other options, as well. According to Muir, an eminent personnel of the field, an opioid can be mixed with a gel to deliver it topically, through the skin, with a compounding pharmacist's support. Furthermore, according to his opinion, there are also formulations and sub-compounds of fentanyl, which can be delivered by patch or through a cheek film that crosses the mucous membranes in the mouth.

Although opioids are excellent in controlling pain, they do have side effects. Among the most common are:

Constipation: This is the one you can't get around. Most people who take an opioid experience some degree of constipation and it doesn't tend to go away as your body gets accustomed to the medication.Taking a stool softener and laxative preventive measure, regularly as a precautionary measure can keep most constipation under control.In addition, the drugs lubiprostone, methylnaltrexone, naldemedine, and naloxegol are approved to treat constipation specifically due to opioid use in those with chronic pain

  • Track 2-1Analgesics
  • Track 2-2Antiemetics
  • Track 2-3Laxatives and Aperients
  • Track 2-4Adjuvant Medications

As an epochal proportion of patients retrieving palliative care, suffer from states of anxiety, depression, delirium, or other mental symptoms, psychiatry and palliative care already join force closely in the palliative care for medical circumstances. Besides, this well-established involvement of psychiatrists in palliative care, as of now, psychiatry does not unambiguously provide palliative care for patients with mental illness outside the arena of terminal medical illness. Based on the WHO explanatory definition, of palliative care, a working definition of palliative psychological care is proposed. Palliative psychiatry emphasizes on mental health rather than medical/physical matters. We propose that the beneficiaries of palliative psychiatry are patients with severe persistent mental illness, who are at risk of therapeutic neglect and/or overly aggressive care within current paradigms. These include long-term residential care patients with severe chronic schizophrenia and insufficient quality of life, those with therapy-refractory depressions and repeated suicide attempts, and those with severe long-standing therapy-refractory anorexia nervosa. An explicitly palliative approach within psychiatry has the potential to improve quality of care, person-centredness, outcomes, and autonomy for patients with severe persistent mental illness.


  • Track 3-1Combating Suicidal Think-Abouts
  • Track 3-2Combating Mood Disorders
  • Track 3-3Combating Mental Outcomes of Trauma
  • Track 3-4Comabting Neuropsychiatric Consequences of Trauma and Head Injury

Palliative care is a rapidly growing subspecialty of medicine entailing expert and active assessment, evaluation and treatment of the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of patients and families with serious illnesses. It provides an added layer of support to the patient's regular medical care. As cancer is detected earlier and its treatments improve, palliative care and nursing is increasingly playing a vital role in the oncology population. Because of these advances in oncology, the role of palliative care services for such patients is actively evolving. Herein, we will highlight emerging paradigms in palliative care and attempt to delineate key education, research and policy areas that lie ahead for the field of palliative oncology. Despite the critical need for improving multi-faceted and multi-specialty symptom management and patient–physician communication, we will focus on the interface between palliative care and oncology specialists, a relationship that can lead to better overall patient care on all of these levels. Oncologists hold different notions and continue to receive mixed messages regarding the scope of palliative care. This phenomenon reflects a rapidly changing healthcare landscape, necessitating continual palliative care education and provider self-assessment in order to deliver the highest quality care to patients with serious illnesses.

At its origins, palliative care was defined in 1990, by the World Health Organization (WHO) as ‘the active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatments’. While the definition further stated that ‘many aspects of palliative care are also applicable earlier in the course of the illness, palliative nursing was initially conceptualized as a specialty to care for end-stage and dying cancer patients. Over the past two decades, in response to the needs of patients living with serious illness for multiple years, the transformation of many cancers into chronic diseases through treatment advances, and the recognition that patients cannot be segmented into those who are living and those who are dying, the definition and role palliative care has evolved and changed. Indeed, in 2012, palliative care is defined as specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This kind of care is centered around giving patients alleviation from the side effects, torment, and worry of a genuine disease, whatever the determination. The objective is to enhance personal satisfaction for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is given by a group of specialists, medical attendants, and different authorities who work with a patient's different specialists to give an additional layer of help. This present definition is remarkable for its absence of any say of 'cure'. While patients receiving palliative care can transition into hospice and end-of-life care, the goal of palliative care is to optimize quality of life while living with a serious illness. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment. Recent perspectives from leaders in oncology and palliative care agree with this notion of co-management, regardless of curability. Alongside recent progress run many obstacles for moving palliative care of the cancer patient forward, as well as an ever-growing cadre of complex patient needs. Cancer care has transformed many of the disease states under the purview of the medical oncologist into a chronic illness. In 2007, upwards of 12 million patients were alive in the US with cancer a dramatic increase from 3 million in 1971. As the number of US citizens with multiple co-morbidities is estimated to swell to 81 million in 2020, cancer survivors will also be grappling with competing illnesses. Accordingly, cancer patients presenting to palliative medicine specialists on average report greater than ten symptoms, and suffer from progressively worse quality of life. The majority of cancer patients want information about their prognosis and options for care, prefer to spend time at home and out of hospitals, desire palliative care, and hope to die at home. However, recent evidence demonstrates that the majority of patients, including those with cancer, report inadequate discussions with their physicians regarding goals of care and prognosis, and poor satisfaction with multiple areas of communication in the setting of serious illness. Finally, upwards of 30% of Medicare beneficiaries with cancer die in the hospital, not infrequently with intensive care and chemotherapy services in that last month of life. Reimbursement reform, access to palliative care and improvements in patient–physician communication are necessary in order to address these deficiencies.

  • Track 4-1Life Prolonging Care
  • Track 4-2Post-Life Care
  • Track 4-3Disease Directed Care
  • Track 4-4Bereavement Techniques

The use of palliative and hospice care to infants in the neonatal emergency unit has been clear for more than 30 years. This article tends to the history, current contemplations, and foreseen future requirements for palliative and hospice mind in the NICU, and depends on late writing survey. Neonatologists have since quite a while ago dealt with the total of numerous infants' short lives, given the moderately high death rates related with rashness and birth deserts, however their capacity or ability to completely address of the continuum of interdisciplinary palliative, end of life, and mourning consideration has changed generally. While neonatology benefit limit has become worldwide amid this time, so has consideration regarding pediatric palliative care by and large, and neonatal-perinatal palliative care particularly. Upgrades have happened in family-focused care, correspondence, torment appraisal and administration, and deprivation. There remains a need to coordinate palliative care with escalated mind instead of anticipate its application exclusively at the terminal period of a youthful newborn child's life—when she is quickly passing on. Future contemplations for applying neonatal palliative care incorporate its combination into fetal demonstrative administration, the creating period of genomic solution, and extending research into palliative care models and practices in the NICU.

  • Track 5-1Neonatal-Perinatal Palliative Care
  • Track 5-2Family-Centered Care
  • Track 5-3Communication and Pain Assessment
  • Teach the patient and family how to give great palliative care at home as indicated by the side effects


•             Record pharmaceuticals with directions


•             Leave the patient however much accountable for his or her own particular care as could be expected


•             Assess the patient for torment (in all patients) where Palliative Care is necessary


•             Determine the reason for the torment by history and examination (for new agony and any   adjustment in torment)that may need the Palliative Nursing.


•             Determine the sort of torment associated that needs Palliative Care


•             Is there a mental or otherworldly segment?


•             Grade the agony with the faces (especially in youngsters) or with your hand (with 0 being no torment, 1 finger exceptionally mellow torment and 5 fingers the most noticeably bad conceivable torment.)


•             Treat torment, as indicated by whether it is a typical or an extraordinary torment issue or both.


•             Use of opioids and non-opioid analgesics


•             Give prescriptions to control exceptional agony issues


•             Teach family to give oral morphine


•             Help them oversee reactions


•             Preventive oral watch over all patients


•             Prevent bedsores in every single out of commission understanding


•             Exercises to Help Prevent Pain Stiffness and Contractures


•             Manage key indications


  • Track 6-1Symptom Management
  • Track 6-2Symptom Assessment
  • Track 6-3Clinical Decision Making
  • Track 6-4Pain Management & Care
  • Track 6-5Pharmacological Management
  • Track 6-6Non-Pharmacological Management
  • Track 6-7Bedsores Management

The components proposed to impact geriatrics and gerontology fall into two fundamental classifications, programmed and damage related. Programmed factors take after a certain biological timetable, probably one that may be a continuation of the one that manages childhood growth and advancement. This control would rely upon changes in gene regulation and expression that influence the frameworks in charge of upkeep, repair and defensive responses. Damage related components incorporate inner and natural ambushes to living beings that prompt aggregate damage at different levels.

  • Track 7-1Entropic Impact on Life Units
  • Track 7-2Neuronal Plasticity Effects
  • Track 7-3Effect of HPK 1 Enzyme
  • Track 7-4Emergence Framework of Carcinogenesis
  • Track 7-5DAF-16 Mediated Lysosomal Function
  • Track 7-6Action: Telomerase Enzyme

Some of the most commonly dealt by disorders and impairments related to geriatric care and gerontology that are often catching the attention of the researchers as well as of the scientific world are as follows:


Parkinson disease

Alzhiemer’s Syndrome

Cognitive Impairments


  • Track 8-1Parkinson’s Disease
  • Track 8-2Alzheimer’s Syndrome
  • Track 8-3Cognitive Impairments
  • Track 8-4Arthrosclerosis

Gerontology and brain impairments or Dementia walk hand in hand. As a person reaches the Geriatric or Gerontologic part of his/her life, brain and associated neurological impairments becomes a quite natural process. Some of which are being listed below:

Vascular Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia

Frontotemporal Dementia

Normal Pressure Hydocephalus

  • Track 9-1Vascular Dementia
  • Track 9-2Lewy Body Dementia
  • Track 9-3Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Track 9-4Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

As a person enters the gerontologic range of his/her age, it is obvious that he/she will need certain care techniques in order to cope up with the on-going changes and diseased condition of the body.

It includes some of the professional personalities just as below:


Geriatric nurses

Normal nursing fellows

General Physicians


Pharmacological experts

And lots more……

  • Track 10-1Geriatric Care Specialists
  • Track 10-2 Criminology Researchers and Practitioners
  • Track 10-3Dentistry Researchers and Practitioners
  • Track 10-4Aging and Associated Care
  • Track 10-5Assisted and Adult Day Care
  • Track 10-6Long Term and Residential Care

Though there are a lot of medications available, since at the gerontological phase, a person suffers from various different types of problems, some of the noteworthy medications lies in the living processes of the concerned individuals. Some of which are listed below:



  • Track 11-1ADLs (Activities of Daily Livings)
  • Track 11-2IADLs (Instrumentational Activities of Daily Livings)

Though there are a lot of management that is required for the elderly , for their care processes. Some of the most eminent sorts of management for the field of geriatrics and Gerontology are as follows:

Nutritional Services Management

Housing Management

Home Care Services Management

Socialisation Programs Management

Financial Planning Management

  • Track 12-1Nutritional Services Management
  • Track 12-2Housing Management
  • Track 12-3Home Care Services Management
  • Track 12-4Socialization Programs Management
  • Track 12-5Financial Planning Management

Many sorts and types of abuse of the elderly are got to be noticed which may also prove as a bi-track affecting the aging process. these are some of the factors which this Geriatrics 2018 would comfortably deal with from every spheres , from the pros to the cons , in order to deal with the burning issue , seriously affecting these grey hairs in leading a healthy , peaceful and a happier life.

  • Track 13-1Physical Abuse
  • Track 13-2Psychological and Emotional Abuse
  • Track 13-3Financial Abuse
  • Track 13-4Neglect Related Abuse
  • Track 13-5Sexual Abuse in Men and Women
  • Track 13-6Abdonment Related Abuse
  • Track 13-7Self-Neglect Related Abuse
  • Track 13-8Institutional Abuse