The Palliative Care Approach: Integration an Imperative

The Palliative Care Approach: Integration an Imperative – Dr. Ashita Singh, Chinchpada It is a privilege for me to share a few thoughts on this important theme which I believe, is crucial for health care in our country. There are a few questions that present themselves as we consider this for our country: What do we…

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Poverty and it’s dimensions

Poverty and it’s dimensions – Sr. Hanife MacGamwell, Jodhpur Last month we celebrated the world hospice and palliative care day with brilliant events, reaching out to communities and touching hearts to heal. We also came up with ideas and plans to broaden our work, launched new programs and raised awareness in many different aspects of…

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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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The evolving social narrative of ‘Poverty’: A random recollection

The evolving social narrative of ‘Poverty’: A random recollection – M. K. V. Hamza, New Delhi Poverty is not having enough resources to meet one’s basic needs. The onset of chronic or terminal diseases aggravates an individual’s existing situation and pushes them into a state of deprivation; a possible aggregate deprivation of physical, psychological, financial…

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