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IIP-Can Support
New Delhi, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Community Service, Field Work
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
Program Description:
About: CanSupport is a group of palliative care experts committed to enabling a caring and supportive society around cancer management. We help patients, families, and society at large to work together to maximize the quality of life with cancer in a meaningful and compassionate manner, while fully respecting the dignity of the individual. Instead of a disease-focused approach, we follow the patient-centered philosophy, where patient care preferences and goals are central to
care provision.
Our history is long and distinguished and now spans 21 years, during which time our contribution to the development of palliative care services can be seen across North India. Our wide-ranging programs are designed to help patients of all ages and cancers throughout their cancer journey; right from the day of diagnosis, across all curative therapies and as a continuum of care adapting to the unique needs in case cancer progresses into its terminal phase. The support extends even after the death of the patient through bereavement and rehabilitative support to the families.
Our highly skilled teams of doctors, nurses and counselors bring our care to the doorstep of patients too sick to travel and make regular visits providing medical, nursing and psychosocial support. We have a license to procure and dispense oral morphine thereby saving those under our care from unnecessary pain. Patients and their families also have access to outpatient clinics, cancer helpline, daycare, peer support and counseling services, patient navigation and resource facilitation as well as bereavement and rehabilitation support. The organization serves as a source of learning for many individuals and organizations focused on improving the quality of life of people with cancer. While some organizations have drawn their inspiration and early ideas for development from CanSupport, others have been trained in its Model of care through capacity building collaborations.
We help to fill a critical gap in services for the care of cancer patients, especially those who are poor or destitute. Our services are aimed at the less privileged and are entirely free of charge.

Intern Responsibilities: 
In addition to exploring and learning from the practice and impact of palliative care programs in a resource-restricted setup, the interns can take up the following projects while at CanSupport:
a. Direction and Video Recording of Role Plays enacted by CanSupport counselors. The videos will be used as training modules for multi-disciplinary palliative care teams within CanSupport and training courses organized for external trainees.
b. Create 30-second to 2-minute films on various aspects of palliative care provided to cancer patients and their families. These will use to share on social media sites for disseminating information about palliative care and CanSupport as well as solicit support from the viewers.
c. Documentation of patient stories (as text and as videos) to share with institutional donors who support CanSupport programs.
a. Undertake Research work on the Relaxation Therapeutic Health Exercise Program at CanSupport.
b. Document CanSupport as a Case Study - A Replicable Model of Holistic Provision of Palliative Care in India.
c. Create from scratch a self-sustaining fundraising program for Indians based in the USA to help support CanSupport's Mission of caring for people with cancer.

- Skills in photography, videography and film direction
- Skills in research and documentation
- Knowhow and Creativity required for designing a fundraising program in the US
General: IIP candidates interested in pre-medical science, research, and social work are encouraged to apply. Knowledge of spoken Hindi would be useful, but not essential.


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