Who Can Afford a Good Death?

Who Can Afford a Good Death? – Dr. Dhvani Mehta, New Delhi Lata Mangeshkar, a beloved national icon, passed away recently in an intensive care unit at a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai. She had spent nearly a month in the hospital, and just before she died, was on a life-support machine that is ubiquitous…

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ELNEC Core Training at BMCHRC, Jaipur

ELNEC Core Training at BMCHRC, Jaipur – Mr. Ramswaroop Garwa and Mr. Arvind Sharma, Jodhpur The End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) project is a national and international education initiative to improve palliative care. Since 2000, ELNEC is a collaboration between the City of Hope, Duarte, CA and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN),…

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Successful completion of the ELNEC course by AIIMS, Bathinda

Successful completion of the ELNEC course by AIIMS, Bathinda – Dr. Mayank Gupta and Dr. Gegal Pruthi, Bathinda The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bathinda, in collaboration with the End-of-Life Care Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) India, successfully conducted the ELNEC course from Tuesday, 16th November, 2021, to Thursday, 18th November, 2021. The ELNEC…

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An urgent need for Palliative care models for chronic mental illness

An urgent need for Palliative care models for chronic mental illness – Dr. Chitra Venkateswaran, Kochi, Kerala World Mental Health Day was commemorated on October 11th, 2021 with a focus on “Mental health in an unequal world”. This rings so clearly alongside this year’s World Hospice and Palliative Care Day theme, ‘Leave no one behind; equity…

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The evolving social narrative of ‘Poverty’: A random recollection

The evolving social narrative of ‘Poverty’: A random recollection – M. K. V. Hamza, New Delhi Poverty is not having enough resources to meet one’s basic needs. The onset of chronic or terminal diseases aggravates an individual’s existing situation and pushes them into a state of deprivation; a possible aggregate deprivation of physical, psychological, financial…

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Let’s discuss palliative care for our pets!

Let’s discuss palliative care for our pets! – Ms. Crystal Pereira, New Delhi “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.” — Mark Twain It was 4 years ago that I entered the fascinating, delightful, and ever-giving…

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Recognizing the Invisible Life of Caregivers

Recognizing the Invisible Life of Caregivers – Ms. Ashu Issar, Gurgaon Caregiving or “Seva” has been one of the most glorified virtues of our cultural heritage. However, there is very little awareness, let alone sensitivity towards the challenges of the caregiver – be it a family caregiver or a professional. Eulogies paid on the altar…

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The Model Legal Framework 2.0 for the End of Life Care in India

Vidhi Center for Legal Policy and The End of Life Care in India Task Force (ELICIT) continue their efforts to improve the end of life care in India as they develop the model legal framework 2.0. This framework builds upon their existing efforts to further patients’ rights and ethical best practices, while also being fully…

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Home Based Palliative Care: A Manual for Nurses

Home Based Palliative Care: A Manual for Nurses Published by Institute of Palliative Medicine (WHO Collaboration Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care) Kozhikode, Kerala, India. Dr. Lulu Mathews, Program Director, Academics, Institute of Palliative Medicine (IPM), Kozhikode introduces this book for our readers. Since most people prefer to spend their…

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Toll-free emotional Support Helpline for Cancer patients and their families

Can-Helper A joint initiative by Tata Memorial Centre and Cipla Palliative Care & Training Centre, Pune. Cancer patients and their families in Maharashtra can now dial in to Can-Helper – a first-of-its-kind toll-free helpline to provide support for fear, anxiety and stress related to cancer. This service, operated by experienced counsellors, is available on a…

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