Individual grief manifests as love for the community

Individual grief manifests as love for the community – Ms. Sailaja Tripathy, Bhubaneswar Deepesh’s association with Amrit Dhara Palliative Care Trust (ADPCT) was made possible by Ms Namrata Rath (Managing Trustee and Secretary, ADPCT), who was a source of support during his cancer treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Deepesh was a 25-year-old gentleman who was…

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What is at the heart of nursing?: My recent Reflections

What is at the heart of nursing?: My recent Reflections – Erika Cleborne-Bérubé, Edinburgh I maintain that being a nurse involves far more than competently completing a set of clinical tasks, such as recording clinical observations, it must involve the care of the patient as a whole person. How one nurse can be the difference…

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Unveiling Shadows: The Weight of Unspoken Truths in Terminal Illnesses

Unveiling Shadows: The Weight of Unspoken Truths in Terminal Illnesses – Ms Shelbi Baby, Ireland In times of terminal illnesses, the weight of unspoken truths can cast a shadow over the journey ahead. It’s not uncommon for individuals and their loved ones to shy away from having difficult conversations surrounding death and dying. However, as…

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Movement Medicine and Integrative Palliative Care

Movement Medicine and Integrative Palliative Care – Zuleikha, USA “Offering hope to those suffering from terminal illness or battling challenging life circumstances isn’t easy… for American dancer and healer Zuleikha.” —Words from my late dear friend, Ms Ritu Bhatia, a Delhi journalist. I am Zuleikha, a performing artist, an educator in transformative self-care, and the…

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‘Inspire, Empower, Influence and Transform’: Compassionate Leadership Fellowship update

‘Inspire, Empower, Influence and Transform’: Compassionate Leadership Fellowship update As palliative care providers, leadership development is key to building our teams and expanding our reach in healthcare provision. Even more so, compassionate leadership development touches on the goals of palliative care to reduce suffering, promote dignity, fight for justice and improve quality of life. Compassion…

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Embracing Compassion: The Imperative Need for Palliative Care for Leprosy Patients

Embracing Compassion: The Imperative Need for Palliative Care for Leprosy Patients – Ms Y Shailaja, Jamshedpur Ms Lata (name changed), W/o Mr Rajesh (name changed), was a leprosy affected person with a 50% disability due to leprosy. On 6th March, 2023, she fell down and fractured her right femur. She was taken to MGM Medical…

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A Shift in Perspective: Understanding Pain in Palliative Care

A Shift in Perspective: Understanding Pain in Palliative Care – Dr Sidhulal K, Kozhikode In the world of palliative care, pain is an unwelcome but an ever-present companion. It’s a silent scream, a relentless shadow that envelops the lives of those battling terminal illnesses. Within the delicate ecosystem of this field, the role of healthcare…

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The Beautiful Journey of a Nurse: Touching Lives with Compassion

The Beautiful Journey of a Nurse: Touching Lives with Compassion – Lt Col Lovely Antony (Retd), Kozhikode As a small child, I dreamt of becoming a soldier, but a different calling tugged at my heartstrings as I grew older. I wanted to be a nurse, a beacon of hope and healing in people’s lives. This…

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The Healing Power of Presence: A simple act of sitting beside a patient

The Healing Power of Presence: A simple act of sitting beside a patient – Dr Kamalakar, Hyderabad In a place where time seems to stand still, where life and death dance in a delicate balance, the presence of a physician can make a world of difference for the patient and their caregivers. I believe that…

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