Improving access to children living with life limiting conditions

Improving access to children living with life limiting conditions; Hyderabad experience – Dr. Gayatri Palat, Dr. Spandana Rayala, Dr. Mohammed Ishak Tayoob, Hyderabad When a child receives a diagnosis of a life limiting condition like Tay-Sachs disease or stage 4 cancer with multiple complications, the family is often left confused, lost and directionless regarding how…

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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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Autistic Pride Day, 18 June, 2021

Globally, Autistic Pride Day is celebrated on June 18 every year. On this occasion we present to you two very interesting articles that highlight how integrating the elements of palliative care help improve the quality of life of autistic individuals and their families. Autism Spectrum Disorder and It’s Management – Dr. Procheta Mahanta, Assam Don…

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Living Well with Kidney Disease

Living Well with Kidney Disease: Is it a goal or a dream for children with chronic kidney disease? Dr. Dharshan Rangaswamy, Head for Division of Paediatric Nephrology; Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Kasturba Hospital and Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India. Globally, the second Thursday of March, is recognized as World Kidney…

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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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