Published on: October 30, 2013
We are very pleased with the success of the “Palliative Medicos Training” that we held at Trivandrum in association with World Palliative Care Day. The three day program was held on the 8th,9th and 10th of October 2013. All 30 seats that we offered were taken up by budding doctors who had just completed their MBBS course successfully and were about to start on their one-year rotating house-surgeoncy.  Pallium India and the Department of Community Medicine at Medical College, Trivandrum had jointly organized the program. We thought that this would be a good initiation for the young doctors into practice of clinical medicine.
Here are some of the feedback from them:
  • It reminded me that the patient is a person. I shall never again refer to the patient as a case.
  • I think that this course has refined me. I will be a better person.
  • I have learnt to respect the wishes of the patient.
  • I understood why I must be a doctor with a “heart”, I have learnt the importance of compassion.
  • I think I will become a doctor with a head, hands and heart.
  • I learnt things that are really important in the practice of medicine; things that are not mentioned in the textbooks that I had studied.
  • I learnt how to relieve pain; how to use analgesics.
  • I can now support dying patients.
  • I think this was a great start for my house-surgeoncy.

Thank you, dear friends, for participating in the program. Welcome to the club of doctors with a heart. Congratulations, Dr Ambu and team for making this happen.


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