World Health Day, 7th April 2019, saw palliative care nurses from the four southern districts of Kerala getting together at Kollam for a day to absorb more knowledge about palliative care and nursing. Organising team at Kollam, thank you for giving this opportunity for a large number of representatives from Pallium India along with other nurses.
The nurses left with a resolution to plan for weekly educational programmes in each district. The importance of this cannot be underrated. The tiny state of Kerala has more than a 1000 palliative care nurses – more than 90% of them reaching patients and families in their homes. The more empowered they are, the better the quality of health care in the state; and the less the suffering in the community.