We love children, but we can be very cruel to them.

2018 May 30

Quoting an eye-opener by Dr Sudha Sinha and colleagues in the Journal of Palliative Medicine, Cancer Treatment and End-of-Life Care, Pallium India’s friend, Dr Aju Mathew writes: “75% of patients in this study from a government hospital in India received end-of-life chemo within 30 days of their eventual death. 50% within a week. Similar numbers in West are ~ 20% and 10% respectively.”

Thank you, Dr Sudha Sinha and colleagues, for giving visibility to these cruel figures.

Read: Cancer Treatment and End-of-Life Care

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