‘Debunking 10 nutrition myths: current evidence and understanding

Debunking 10 nutrition myths: current evidence and understanding – Dr. Kahkasha, Deoghar India has been celebrating the National Nutrition Week for the past forty years now. This year’s theme is – ‘Celebrate a World of Flavours’. We chose to celebrate the observance this year by addressing some common nutritional myths associated with cancer care, with…

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‘And the beat goes on’: Palliative Care in Cardiac Patients

‘And the beat goes on’: Palliative Care in Cardiac Patients – Dr. Divya Sai Vanumu, Hyderabad Globally, the World Heart day is celebrated on 29th September. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about cardiovascular diseases which causes nearly half of all the non-communicable diseases in the world. The World Heart Federation has themed this years…

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Shining light in a Tunnel: Suicide Prevention in Palliative Care

Shining light in a Tunnel: Suicide Prevention in Palliative Care – Ms. Michelle Normen, Bengaluru The World Health Organization and the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) every year on 10th September celebrates World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). The aim of events all over the globe towards this cause is to sustain a universal commitment…

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Home Care for advanced Dementia: how Palliative Care can help

Home Care for advanced Dementia: how Palliative Care can help – Ms. Swapna Kishore, Bengaluru In India, most dementia care happens at home, including care during advanced stages. While most people think of dementia as ‘memory loss’, dementia is a progressive disorder and in the advanced stage, decline is severe mentally and physically. Usually by…

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Young minds concerted for the right approach to palliative care!

Young minds concerted for the right approach to palliative care! – Dr. Sanghamitra Bora, Guwahati Recent years have brought a global recognition to palliative care as a human right to health and as an essential component of primary care available to all. Advocacy by civil society groups and stalwarts of the discipline, have greatly catapulted…

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The moment of HOPE: a doctor’s perspective

The moment of HOPE: a doctor’s perspective – Dr. Ruparna Khurana, New Delhi Poised and serene, dignified and eloquent he sat tall and expectant on his favourite recliner number 8, with an intravenous cannula facilitating a continuous gush of cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agent named gemcitabine into his blood stream. I smiled as I realised, I could…

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Palliative Care services for rural and tribal communities

Palliative Care services for rural and tribal communities: An experience of integrated care – Dr. V. Raman, Dr. Kumar G. S., Dr. Shridevi S., Dr. M. R. Seetaram and Dr. Chauhan, Mysore Tribal communities in India have far worse health indicators than the general population, particularly among forest-based and indigenous communities. Several challenges like limited…

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Planetary Health and Palliative Care

Planetary Health and Palliative Care; voices of indigenous peoples from marginalisation to the centre – Dr. Mhoira E. F. Leng, Scotland For too long the voices of indigenous people the world over have been relegated to the margins. Our focus as a global community has been on progress which is all too often measured in…

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Music Therapy in the journey of a cancer patient

Music Therapy in the journey of a cancer patient – Dr. Arkanil Gain, New Delhi Cancer is one of the most feared and stigmatized diagnosis prevailing in this world. It disrupts various aspects of one’s life starting from the physical, social, psychological aberrations and their interpersonal relationships. The journey for a cancer patient and their…

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