Shoba Nair, MD, MRCP, MSc (Palliative Care)

Shoba Nair, MD, MRCP, MSc (Palliative Care)

Head of Associate Professor, Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine, St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, India

E-mail: nair.shoba@gmail.com
Skype: drshobanair

Dr. Shoba Nair an Associate Professor in of the Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine at St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore India. St. John’s is a premier medical institution in India. Palliative Care began as a unit of Anesthesia in the year 2000 and was converted into a department in 2008 in the institution. St. John’s was the first to start an undergraduate medical and nursing training program in palliative care in India. Dr. Nair’s focus is on integrating non-malignant diseases with palliative care. Her department regularly caters to HIV / AIDS patients.

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Other Appointments

  • Specialty Board member for MD Palliative Medicine, Medical council of India
  • National Faculty for the palliative care courses conducted by the Indian Association of Palliative Care
  • Faculty, Department of Medical education, St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore
  • Resource person for Palliative Care in HIV training program conducted by the Karnataka Health promotion trust in collaboration with the National AIDS control organization
  • Resource person in Palliative care for Jana Swasthya Sahayog an NGO in the backward tribal belt of Chatthisghad

Key Accomplishments

  • Specialty Board member for MD Palliative Medicine, appointed by Medical Council of India for initiating a post graduate training program in the country
  • Integrated palliative care with HIV care in the department
  • Initiated Palliative Care in HIV /AIDS at St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore
  • Introduced In-Patient admissions and direct referrals from Emergency Medicine at St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore

Education / Honors

  • Graduate, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA, and OhioHealth, Columbus, OH, USA, 2012-2013
  • MSc in Palliative Care, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia, July, 2009
  • MRCP, Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, UK, July, 2007
  • PG Diploma in Palliative Care, Edith Cowan University, Perth Australia, January, 2004
  • MD, Pharmacology, St. John’s Medical College, India, November, 2001
  • MBBS, Kerala University, India, October, 1992

Key Publications
Journal articles

  • Yamuna.S, Nair.S, V.Upadhyaya, M.Ollaplly (2004) Introduction of Palliative Care into Medical and Nursing Curricula. Indian Journal of Palliative care.10:2 ( 55-60) 2004
  • S. Nair, T. Mary, S. Prarthana, P. Harrison – Prevalence of pain in HIV/AIDS patients – A cross sectional survey in a South Indian state. 15; 1 (67-70) Indian Journal of Palliative care. May 2009

Books

  • Nair. S , Chapter on Palliative Care in Heart failure – in the course book titled Essentials in palliative Care – 2011, published by the Indian association of Palliative Care

Key Presentations

  • Palliative care in Neurological Diseases – 21st International Conference in Palliative Care, Bhuvaneswar, Feb, 2014
  • Integration of Palliative Care into HIV care in a Community Care Centre in India- poster presentation at Prague, EAPC conference 2013
  • Introduction to Palliative Care – National workshop on Innovations in Health care, conducted by Centre for Innovations in Public system, Bangalore, August 2012
  • Palliative Care networking in a teaching tertiary care institution – 3rd position in the best poster category, Palliative Care Conference, Lucknow, 2011
  • Prevalence of pain in HIV/AIDS patients – A cross sectional survey in a South Indian state – 16th
  • Pain Relief in Burns patients – Best poster award. Palliative care Conference, Hyderabad, 2003
  • Types of Pain in Palliative Care Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Palliative Care Conference, Hyderabad, 2003
  • Introduction of Palliative Care into Medical and Nursing Curricula, Palliative Care Conference, Hyderabad, 2003

Resources


About the International Palliative Care Leadership Initiative (LDI) at the Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice (100 KB)

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