Individual grief manifests as love for the community

Individual grief manifests as love for the community – Ms. Sailaja Tripathy, Bhubaneswar Deepesh’s association with Amrit Dhara Palliative Care Trust (ADPCT) was made possible by Ms Namrata Rath (Managing Trustee and Secretary, ADPCT), who was a source of support during his cancer treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Deepesh was a 25-year-old gentleman who was…

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The Other One

The Other One – Dr Jewell Joseph, Vellore “There is no one in the world, other than your siblings, who knows what it’s like to have been raised the way you were.” In many ways, the sibling bond is unique. It encompasses the comfort of family, the freshness of friendship and the spirit of rivalry.…

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My journey in Palliative Care

My journey in Palliative Care – Ms Nileema Sharad Shingade, New Delhi For 12 years I worked in a cancer department and strived to provide the best possible nursing care for my patients who had undergone surgery, or for those who were getting chemotherapy or radiation as a part of their cancer treatment. During that…

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Addressing Constipation and Alleviating Pain: A Nurse’s Compassionate Intervention

Addressing Constipation and Alleviating Pain: A Nurse’s Compassionate Intervention – Dr A Latha, Jodhpur Context: The below narration is from when I was working as a Chief Nursing Officer in a medical teaching hospital. During a routine morning round in a male surgical ward one day, I heard a person moaning loudly as if he…

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Grey Matter Matters – Meaningful Experiences in Neuro-oncological PPC

Grey Matter Matters – Meaningful Experiences in Neuro-oncological PPC – Paediatric Palliative Care Team, TMH Mumbai Brain tumours are the second most common type of childhood cancer. Prognosis tends to vary across the different paediatric age groups, based on the type and the site of the lesion. However, despite several recent advancements in treatment modalities…

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