Palliative Care – Everyone’s Business
It was heartwarming to experience the positive / creative involvement of young students – various questions were posed by the students on whether palliative care can lead to reversal of illness, what is the success rate, do we need to stay away from cancer patients?
The faculty are also very enthusiastic to get involved long term, the college is in the process of signing a MOU with Ganga Prem Hospice towards promoting and supporting palliative care.
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed between Ganga Prem Hospice, Rishikesh and DAV (PG) College, Dehradun in the interest of the students and the need of higher education with following areas of common interest :
- Creating awareness about palliative care by organizing sensitization talks in the college, on dates and venue, as per the convenience of both parties.
- The college will provide a platform for intimating the students, and developing compassion towards the noble works of Ganga Prem Hospice (GPH), devoted to provide palliative care to terminally ill patients.
- The students of the college selected as volunteers will escort the patients to GPH, besides providing a healing balm to them through their sensitive understanding of the problems of terminally ill patients.
- The student volunteers will help the GPH team members in homecare visits within the city of Dehradun.