Jiv Daya Foundation’s Contribution to Indian Palliative Care
They help with capacity building of many palliative care services in India, including Pallium India’s Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences.
Please see Jiv Daya’s newsletter to hear about the workshop they conducted in Delhi, “1st Annual India Palliative Care Initiative Meeting”, in March 2011 and about their various activities:
“Easing pain and suffering” were common words at this year’s 1st Annual India Palliative Care Initiative Meeting, held on March 13 in Delhi. The Director’s Boardroom at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences was filled with many of the key players in Indian palliative care, brought from all across the country to discuss opportunities to enhance patient care and quality of life. Everyone present agreed on the importance of collaboration and pooling resources to make each center as effective as possible in caring for patients with advanced disease.
Dr. M. Rajagopal of Pallium India began the meeting by sharing a snapshot of the situation on the ground. Common challenges introduced by his presentation were access to morphine, lack of trained staff, and a lack of awareness of the need for palliative care.