IAPC decision on Advance Directives – Charters of Patient Rights

Charter of Patients’ Rights for adoption by NHRC Patients’ rights are Human rights! Preamble The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) emphasizes the fundamental dignity and equality of all human beings. Based on this concept, the notion of Patient Rights has been developed across the globe in the last few decades. There is a growing…

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Implementation of Supreme Court Judgment

Implementation of Supreme Court Judgment on Advance Medical Directives In keeping with the right to Privacy the Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment for patients facing terminal illness. Such patients and their families are often subjected to unwanted medical interventions that serve only to render the dying process agonizing. Medical ethics and standards in…

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Dr M.R. Rajagopal receives prestigious Human Rights Award for “Extraordinary Activism”

Dr M.R. Rajagopal, Chairman of Pallium India and tireless champion of the rights of palliative care patients in India, has been awarded Human Rights Watch’s Alison Des Forges Award for Extraordinary Activism. Dr Rajagopal received this award in recognition of more than 20 years spent fighting conditions that cause patients to suffer severe pain unnecessarily.…

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