“Female and male nurses hurried about pushing and shoving the inert body, robbing any peace, contemplation or prayer. Where was palliative care? When she did leave, not a single doctor or nurse came by; only a new one appeared to issue the death certificate. Where was compassionate care?” asks Parthawarathi Shome, the celebrated economist, about his mother’s treatment at the end of her life.
Somebody who matters had to ask these questions. Read his article in the Business Standard: Compassionate and Palliative Care