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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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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Beholden to the humble beginning of Palliative Care in India

Beholden to the humble beginning of Palliative Care in India – Dr. Bidhu K. Mohanti, Bhubaneshwar Oral morphine solution Looking back to make a sense of the Palliative Care community and its activities, can give us all the essence of ownership and agency. At a professional level, to quote from an earlier published article, “In…

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Palliative Care for patients and families living with Hemophilia

Palliative Care for patients and families living with Hemophilia – Dr. Avinash Tiwari and Dr. Prasad Dange, Raipur Inherited bleeding disorders represent a rare but a challenging area which requires a multi-disciplinary team approach to provide comprehensive patient care. Hemophilia is one such disorder in which Hemophilia A is one of the commonest bleeding disorders…

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Gender’s role in disabling help seeking behaviours

Gender’s role in disabling help seeking behaviours – Ms. Keshav Sharma, New Delhi Polarities are abundant in nature: Day & Night, Highs & Lows, Light & Shadow, and so on. They co-exist and beautifully complement each other in what is seen as a grand display of a virtuous balance. One such polarity is that of…

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The humanity in Palliative Care

The humanity in palliative care: a physical therapist’s perspective – Ms. Gehna, Rishikesh “Every life is precious and it’s worth cannot be measured”, was something I heard repeatedly during my childhood. This inspired and motivated me to choose the medical profession and become a physiotherapist. As I began working in the field, I started to…

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Lung Cancer and Palliative Care

Lung Cancer and Palliative Care – Dr. Prabhat S. Malik, New Delhi Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. It is considered as the ‘disease of smokers’; however lung cancer in non-smokers is being recognized as an increasingly prominent public health issue in recent times. Though screening with low dose CT…

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Children’s Palliative Care Projects in Maharashtra and Goa

Children’s Palliative Care Projects in Maharashtra and Goa – Dr. Pradnya Talawadekar, Mumbai The Children’s Palliative Care Project (CPC), was launched in Maharashtra, in 2010, with National and International Collaboration and was a major breakthrough in the development of Pediatric Palliative Care Projects in India; especially for non-cancer. This five year project, implemented from April…

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Expanding horizons towards an Independent Living

Expanding horizons towards an independent living – Ms. Jyothi Jayan Warrier, Kerala At our center, the Pain and Palliative Care Society in Thrissur, we provide Palliative care and supportive care to both cancer and non-cancer patients and their caregivers, through our Out-patient, In-patient, Home care, Hospice, and Physiotherapy and rehabilitation units. On the occasion of…

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‘SUBHITA’, The Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care Center’s Experience

‘SUBHITA’, The Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care Center’s Experience – Ms. Poonam Bagai, New Delhi Subhita, the Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care Center located in close proximity to AIIMS and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, is India’s one and only stand-alone Pediatric Palliative Care Center (PPCC) catering to children with childhood cancer malignancies. A vital service of Cankids…

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