My Experience with ‘The Platinum Rule’

My Experience with ‘The Platinum Rule’ – Dr. Seema Rao, Bengaluru Nina (name changed) was a feisty 68-year-old lady with metastatic leiomyosarcoma of the uterus. For 16 years, she underwent multiple surgeries followed by sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy to get the disease under control. With all disease-directed therapy exhausted, Nina was advised comfort care.…

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Let me live, before the last evening of my life…

Let me live, before the last evening of my life… – Dr. Arkanil Gain, New Delhi People say that Human life is one of nature’s most beautiful creations. From inception, we have run through miles after miles and traverse endless dimensions of space and time, to make a mark on this earth, and, to make…

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Impact of Palliative Care on the Spirituality of the Healthcare Provider

Impact of Palliative Care on the Spirituality of the Healthcare Provider – Ms Sarada Lingaraju, Hyderabad Working in a palliative care centre or an end-of-life care centre is often viewed as a very ‘special kind of work’ by the society. Though many who ‘choose’ to work in this field for ‘a career’, the community often…

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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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Workshop on Re-exploring Spirituality

Workshop on Re-exploring Spirituality in Palliative Care Date: 3rd and 4th May, 2019 Venue: Prof. Rustam Choksi Auditorium, 2nd floor, GJB, Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. E. Borges Marg, Parel, Mumbai – 400 012. Speakers: Dr. Christina Puchalski Dr. Santosh Chaturvedi Dr. Suhita Chatterjee Dr. Soumitra Dutta Dr. Nagesh Simha Dr. Abhijit Dam Registration is free…

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Recommendations formulated at ‘The Way Forward’

The following recommendations have been formulated at the “First National Symposium on Integrating Spirituality & Religiosity into Clinical Practice: the way forward”, which was held on 2 September at Kosish-the Hospice in Jharkhand. This was a joint effort by Kosish(a registered NGO providing palliative care services), The Indian Association of Palliative Care and SANDHI, IIT…

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Romila Palliative Care Center, Pune

Romila Palliative Care Center Launched in January 2017, ‘Romila Palliative Care’, provides facility-based services and conducts home visits to care and support patients with life-limiting illnesses, primarily those with cancer. We have a full-fledged team of doctors, nurses and counsellors, specially trained in Palliative Care, working with nutritionists, physiotherapists and other professionals, to deliver quality care. We recognize…

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Colloquium on Spiritual Care in Palliative Care

Spiritual care is now being recognised as an important component of palliative care. How can we deliver spiritual care? How do we address this in a multi-cultural society like India? How does one take a spiritual history? What is the current state of research on this aspect? The Bangalore Hospice Trust – Karunashraya is organizing…

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