Published on: October 29, 2014

The Health Care Institute formed in 1998 in the historic town of Kodungalloor in Kerala has been an innovator in palliative care. As their website says, “HCI realm is not one of inherent unequal power equation between a doctor and a patients or the charity of the donor and volunteer. HCI tries to triumph over the routine. It seeks to create an ambience of freedom.”

HCIPallium India was privileged to have an evening with the dynamic activists at HCI. They discussed the newer trends in palliative care, the World Health Assembly’s declaration of 2014, how palliative care is expanding into the territories of acute life-threatening diseases, how the over-medicalization of death is causing suffering and what we can all do about it.

Congratulations, Health Care Institute. We applaud your free thinking.

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