Rights, Relief and the Road ahead

Rights, Relief and the Road ahead – Ms. Smriti Rana, Trivandrum December 10th was celebrated as World Human Rights Day. The word “celebrate” does not roll easily off the tongue, or on to this page. Celebration indicates happiness at achieving a goal, a milestone. Perhaps in the context of palliative care, it is better viewed…

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Palliative Care and the fundamental right to die with dignity

Palliative Care and the fundamental right to die with dignity – Mr. Rishabh Shrivastava and Dr. Anant Bhan, Bhopal The Indian Constitution guarantees the right to life under Article 21. Over a period of time, the jurisprudence around Article 21 has undergone significant transformation. One of the crucial facets of the right to life is…

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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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Death And Dying In India – Negotiating The Maze

Karunashraya Institute for Palliative Care Education & Research (KIPCER) and End of Life Care India Taskforce (ELICIT) announce: Death And Dying In India Negotiating The Maze Date and Time: Saturday 9th November, 2019 from 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Sunday 10th from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm. Venue: Karunashraya Old Airport – Varthur Main Road,…

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Implementation of Supreme Court Judgment

Implementation of Supreme Court Judgment on Advance Medical Directives In keeping with the right to Privacy the Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment for patients facing terminal illness. Such patients and their families are often subjected to unwanted medical interventions that serve only to render the dying process agonizing. Medical ethics and standards in…

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