“If It Were My Mother!”

How the care you provide makes the patient and family relieved from their suffering! Not only the physical suffering; here is an experience shared by Dr. Biji M. S. of Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalasseri. Chandramathi’s (name changed) disease, Carcinoma rectum, was in an advanced stage when she first came to our Palliative clinic, a year…

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Lessons: In Life, In Death

Lessons: In Life, In Death by Aneka She grew up in an ordinary middle-class family. She was sent to school with her elder brothers, in contravention of the times, largely thanks to her forward-thinking mother. She wanted to become a schoolteacher like her mother. Post-marriage she had to move to a metropolitan city in another…

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“My Care, My Comfort”

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2020 “My Care, My Comfort” Based on the theme of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2020, Palliative Care: it’s “My Care, My Comfort”, Dr. Lulu Mathews shares a story with our readers.  Dr. Lulu MathewsProgram Director, Academics,Institute of Palliative Medicine,Kozhikode, Kerala.Email: lulumathews@gmail.com Palliative Care, Chacko’s Comfort Can I…

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Mother’s Lap!

Mother’s lap! Is that the abode of solace for her dying baby? Author: Dr Lulu MathewsProgram Director, Academics, Institute of Palliative Medicine(WHOCC for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long-term Care), Kozhikode, Kerala. Where would you like to die? In whose arms? This question when posed to an adult, you are unlikely to get a…

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