Spreading the essence of empathy: an NGO experience in Patient Navigation

Spreading the essence of empathy: an NGO experience in Patient Navigation – Dr. Anupama Mukherjee, Goa On a rainy evening, during a routine visit to the Medical Oncology ward at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Goa, we chanced upon a weak yet playful boy curled up at his bed by the window-side. The nurses…

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An unnoticed collateral damage

An unnoticed collateral damage – Dr. Spandana Rayala, Hyderabad Palliative care is probably the only branch of medicine which includes family members, immediate and extended, in the context of delivering holistic care for a patient. As the science of medicine progressed and health care became more institution centric, the existence of families and it’s dynamics…

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Palliative Care for the Hearing Disabled

Palliative Care for the Hearing Disabled – Dr. Priti R. Sanghavi, Ahmedabad 3rd march is celebrated globally as ‘World Hearing Day’ by the World Health Organisation (WHO) since 2007. The theme for this year (2022) is ‘To hear for life, listen with care’, which urges people to focus on the importance of safe listening to…

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Golden Butterflies Children’s Palliative Care Foundation’s 3rd Anniversary

Golden Butterflies Children’s Palliative Care Foundation’s 3rd Anniversary Golden Butterflies Children’s Palliative Care Foundation (GB) celebrated its 3rd anniversary of service on November 14th, 2021, at Welcom Hotel, Chennai. Special guests for the occasion were: Prof. Dr. S. Elilarasi (Director & Professor, Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Children, Egmore), Mr. S. Santhanakrishnan (Founder &…

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IAPC’s Special Feature on Paediatric Palliative Care

IAPC’s Special Feature on Paediatric Palliative Care 1. A current update on Children’s Palliative Care in India      Dr. Mary Ann Muckaden, Mumbai 2. We cannot change the outcome, but we can affect the journey!      Dr. Krithika S. Rao (Shinde), Manipal 3. Improving access to children living with life limiting conditions;    Hyderabad experience      Dr. Gayatri Palat, Dr.…

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A Goodbye that eventually wipes the tears

A Goodbye that eventually wipes the tears – Mr. K. V. Ganpathy, Mumbai A diagnosis of cancer uproots normalcy in a child’s or an adolescents’ life; and during this time, parents can work with the health care team, the strongest allies. This act will not only foster the trust between the child and the health…

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How Palliative Care can help a paediatric patient & family

How Palliative Care services can help a paediatric patient and their family: Experiences from an RCC – Dr. Prabha Seshachar, Bengaluru The primary aim of Paediatric Palliative Care is to allow the child to grow and develop through childhood in the face of a serious illness. Pediatric palliative care teams support the child and family…

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Children’s Palliative Care Projects in Maharashtra and Goa

Children’s Palliative Care Projects in Maharashtra and Goa – Dr. Pradnya Talawadekar, Mumbai The Children’s Palliative Care Project (CPC), was launched in Maharashtra, in 2010, with National and International Collaboration and was a major breakthrough in the development of Pediatric Palliative Care Projects in India; especially for non-cancer. This five year project, implemented from April…

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Expanding horizons towards an Independent Living

Expanding horizons towards an independent living – Ms. Jyothi Jayan Warrier, Kerala At our center, the Pain and Palliative Care Society in Thrissur, we provide Palliative care and supportive care to both cancer and non-cancer patients and their caregivers, through our Out-patient, In-patient, Home care, Hospice, and Physiotherapy and rehabilitation units. On the occasion of…

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A current update on Children’s Palliative Care in India

A current update on Children’s Palliative Care in India – Dr. Mary Ann Muckaden, Mumbai At the outset, let me emphasise that there is a lot of work going on in India for Paediatric Palliative care (PPC) and I may not do justice to it all, so apologies. As with the branch of Paediatrics when…

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