Stories from our COVID Heroes!

My Experience from the battle fields of a COVID Hospital – Dr. Ram Singh, AIIMS, New Delhi The constantly evolving novel corona virus infection and the havoc it unleashed has created a lot of clamor among health care professionals globally. Despite advancements in medicine and medical technology, this pandemic manufactured a situation that was so…

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Holistic care at Home

Holistic care at Home: Golden Butterflies’ efforts to help child-patients and families cope during COVID-19 – Aneka Paul, Stella Matthew, Ramalakshmi V. Chennai The novel coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) spread worldwide, lakhs of people succumbed to COVID-19 (COrona VIrus Disease), and healthcare systems across the globe crumbled under the patient load. Chronically ill or terminally ill…

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Covid-19 Pandemic and Mental Health

Covid-19 pandemic and Mental Health: Experiences of Organising Services at a Mental Health Care Institution A monograph by AIIMS, New Delhi The Department of Psychiatry & National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (NDDTC), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi has published a monograph ‘Covid-19 pandemic and Mental Health: Experiences of Organising Services at a…

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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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End-of-life care for Serious COVID-19 Patients

“When medical prowess is finite, infinite compassion truly helps to heal” Healthcare systems globally and in India have been struggling to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Manipal, is a major teaching hospital in Udupi district, Karnataka and one of the main centres providing care for COVID-19 patients. The number of…

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Ethics-based decision-making in a COVID-19 pandemic crisis

This article by Dr. Naveen Salins and Dr. Ashish Gulia (published as the editorial of Indian Journal of Medical Sciences), provides an overview of the ethics based decision-making during a COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Seven ethical principles that guides decision-making in a pandemic crisis have been listed in this article. Congratulations Dr. Naveen and Dr. Ashish…

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Ethical Board is Essential in Decision Making

A zoom session on COVID -19 and palliative care was organized by Pallium India INC and IOWA University on 25th March 2020. Here is a brief report prepared by Dr. Lulu Mathews (Program Director, Academics, IPM, Kozhikode and Mr. I. Terrymize, Research Associate, IPM). Dr. M R Rajagopal, a global leader in palliative care and…

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