This newspaper report gives the story of intervention by Dr. Sukdev Nayak, president of Indian Association of Palliative Care seeking approval of methadone for use in pain relief. We are thankful to Dr Vivek Khemka for preparing the first draft of the letter and also for bringing the matter to our attention. (View a copy of the letter)
Pallium India receives Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council
Pallium India is pleased to announce that we have been granted Consultative Status (Special Category) with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Are children more accepting of death than adults?
Richard Smith, author & former editor of the British Medical Journal, compares a few thoughts from ‘Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death’ by Richard Holloway, former Bishop of Edinburgh, and ‘Walk with the Weary: Lessons in humanity in health care’ a memoir by Dr M.R. Rajagopal, Founder-Chairman of Pallium India.
‘Time We Implemented Kerala Palliative Care Policy’
A group of doctors and lawyers met with Pallium India Chairman Dr M.R. Rajagopal in an online course by CUSAT and discussed medical law and bioethics among other topics in relation to Palliative care legislation in India.