“Treating the patient holistically, rather than just their disease—shouldn’t that be the standard of health care?”
Ms Peyton Recker asks, in her article on the blog page of Centre for Advancing Palliative care (CAPC) titled Learning about Palliative Care in India, While Waitlisted for Nursing School. Peyton had joined a group of under-graduate students of IOWA and their consultant Dr Ann Broderick for three weeks with Pallium India, Trivandrum a couple of years back. In small groups, they accompanied our team in our inpatient clinics, in our outpatient clinics and in government hospitals. But clearly, what attracted the most were the home visits.
Please read her article, “Learning about Palliative Care in India, While Waitlisted for Nursing School“.
Peyton quotes Paracelsus, ‘the most fundamental principle of medicine is love’. This short sentence could perhaps define the soul of palliative care.
Thank you Peyton for this article. It was a pleasure to have you and your colleagues with us. We hope you all will visit us again.