‘Debunking 10 nutrition myths: current evidence and understanding

Debunking 10 nutrition myths: current evidence and understanding – Dr. Kahkasha, Deoghar India has been celebrating the National Nutrition Week for the past forty years now. This year’s theme is – ‘Celebrate a World of Flavours’. We chose to celebrate the observance this year by addressing some common nutritional myths associated with cancer care, with…

Read More

‘And the beat goes on’: Palliative Care in Cardiac Patients

‘And the beat goes on’: Palliative Care in Cardiac Patients – Dr. Divya Sai Vanumu, Hyderabad Globally, the World Heart day is celebrated on 29th September. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases which causes nearly half of all the non-communicable diseases in the world. The World Heart Federation has themed this years…

Read More

Shining light in a Tunnel: Suicide Prevention in Palliative Care

Shining light in a Tunnel: Suicide Prevention in Palliative Care – Ms. Michelle Normen, Bengaluru The World Health Organization and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) every year on 10th September celebrates World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). The aim of events all over the globe towards this cause is to sustain a universal commitment…

Read More

Home Care for advanced Dementia: how Palliative Care can help

Home Care for advanced Dementia: how Palliative Care can help – Ms. Swapna Kishore, Bengaluru In India, most dementia care happens at home, including care during advanced stages. While most people think of dementia as ‘memory loss’, dementia is a progressive disorder and in the advanced stage, decline is severe mentally and physically. Usually by…

Read More

Young minds concerted for the right approach to palliative care!

Young minds concerted for the right approach to palliative care! – Dr. Sanghamitra Bora, Guwahati Recent years have brought a global recognition to palliative care as a human right to health and as an essential component of primary care available to all. Advocacy by civil society groups and stalwarts of the discipline, have greatly catapulted…

Read More

Palliative Care services for rural and tribal communities

Palliative Care services for rural and tribal communities: An experience of integrated care – Dr. V. Raman, Dr. Kumar G. S., Dr. Shridevi S., Dr. M. R. Seetaram and Dr. Chauhan, Mysore Tribal communities in India have far worse health indicators than the general population, particularly among forest-based and indigenous communities. Several challenges like limited…

Read More

Planetary Health and Palliative Care

Planetary Health and Palliative Care; voices of indigenous peoples from marginalisation to the centre – Dr. Mhoira E. F. Leng, Scotland For too long the voices of indigenous people the world over have been relegated to the margins. Our focus as a global community has been on progress which is all too often measured in…

Read More

Music Therapy in the journey of a cancer patient

Music Therapy in the journey of a cancer patient – Dr. Arkanil Gain, New Delhi Cancer is one of the most feared and stigmatized diagnosis prevailing in this world. It disrupts various aspects of one’s life starting from the physical, social, psychological aberrations and their interpersonal relationships. The journey for a cancer patient and their…

Read More

Aravanaippu: The Rural Palliative Care Project

Aravanaippu: The Rural Palliative Care Project – Dr. Harsha Singh, Coimbatore Aravanaippu is a home based palliative care initiative by the Coimbatore Cancer Foundation. Aravanaippu was born in 2019, and began its services at Karadivavi, a small village near Coimbatore, which is the birthplace of Padma Bhushan Dr Sitra Srinivasan, Founder, Coimbatore Cancer Foundation.   The…

Read More

Yoga – The Calm amidst the chaos in the life of a palliative care recipient

Yoga – The Calm amidst the chaos in the life of a palliative care recipient – Ms Sreekala Sunderrajan, Bengaluru Imagine this: You are walking on a hard concrete road with a broken shoe on a scorching hot summer day in Delhi. At that moment when you are about to faint, you are welcomed into…

Read More