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

“When medical prowess is finite, infinite compassion truly helps to heal” Authors Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care,Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal Academy of Higher Education,Manipal 576104, Karnataka, India. 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…

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To Tell or Not to Tell

To Tell or Not to Tell: Exploring the Preferences and Attitudes of Patients and Family Caregivers on Disclosure of a Cancer-Related Diagnosis and Prognosis Cancer-related communication is a complex process and not just the mere transfer of information. It is important to understand the preferences of patients and family caregivers about disclosure of diagnosis and…

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Death and Dying: Negotiating the Maze

Karunashraya has organised a symposium on Death and Dying – Negotiating the Maze, on Saturday 9th (1:30 PM to 5:30 PM) and Sunday 10th (9:30 AM to 2:00 PM) November 2019. The topics are very interesting with eminent speakers participating. We have arranged for live streaming and the links (either of the two) are: http://dazzletv.ivb7webcaster.com/karunashraya.aspx…

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Delhi Declaration for Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care for Older People

DELHI DECLARATION FOR PALLIATIVE CARE AND END-OF-LIFE CARE FOR OLDER PEOPLE 25 February 2018 – New Delhi     Background: With the objective of improving palliative and end of life care for older people, the Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC), invited representatives of the Indian Academy of Geriatrics (IAG), Alzheimer’s and Related Diseases Society…

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