Tag Archives: Palliative care in India

Access to palliative care and pain relief – an imperative of Universal Health Coverage

Only 17 days to #EAPC2019 … The 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care: ‘Global Palliative Care – Shaping the future’ will explore how palliative care fits with the current global health and identify areas where more … Continue reading

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2018 saw a major initiative in India to make palliative care accessible to everyone

Dr Jenifer Jeba S is a Professor (Palliative Medicine) at the Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India. Here, she explains how palliative care and family medicine physicians in India have come together to meet the huge unmet palliative care need for people … Continue reading

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Physiotherapy: Improving quality of life for palliative care patients

Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre in Pune, in the state of Maharashtra in India, has provided free inpatient and home care for cancer patients and their families since 1997. Dr Mugdha Vaidya, the physiotherapist at Cipla, describes one of … Continue reading

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Joining the revolution for palliative care…

Naveen Pappachan, a sixth-form student at Wymondham College, UK. A two-week work experience placement in India has opened his heart and mind to palliative care. Naveen explains the background to his longer article that was published in the January edition … Continue reading

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Palliative care and pain relief – things are looking up in India

Harmala Gupta, Founder-President, CanSupport, New Delhi, India Palliative care is looking up in India. We are on the verge of passing an historic bill in parliament that will widen access to oral morphine by simplifying the current licensing procedures. Registered … Continue reading

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