Published on: November 24, 2021

“Getting into the shoes of another is very difficult and walking along with them is the right thing which is applicable in our daily life.”
“I thought palliative care is only about care of symptoms, but I understand now that it’s not only that.”
“I learned about the holistic approach of care.”
“The sessions were very useful and it explored quality of life and total pain of a care seeker.”

PSG Medical College, Coimbatore, and Coimbatore Cancer Foundation, in collaboration with Pallium India, organized a ‘Sensitization Program in Palliative Care’ on 19th and 20th of November, 2021.

62 participants including staff, faculty and students from PSG College of Arts and Science, PSG Hospitals, PSG College of Nursing, PSG College of Physiotherapy and Coimbatore Cancer Foundation attended the sessions.

Ms Smriti Rana (Head – Policy, Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement, Pallium India), Dr Roop Gursahani (Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital), Ms Sheeba R.S (Staff Nurse, Section Head – Clinical Training, Pallium India), Dr V. Ramamoorthy (Professor & Head, Dept of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, PSG IMSR), Dr. Harsha Singh (Palliative Care Physician, Coimbatore Cancer Foundation), Ms Reshma Sreekumar (Staff Nurse, Section Head – Home care service, Pallium India), Mr James Das (Section Head – Physiotherapy Dept, Pallium India) and others facilitated the sessions.

The topics included Palliative care, Total pain and Pain assessment, Communication Skills, Legal and Ethical issues in End-of-life care in India, home care, basic nursing issues, wound care, physiotherapy etc.

The interactive sessions also included role-plays, screening of short videos and sharing of experiences.

The quotes given above were shared by some of the participants after the session. 

Pallium India is grateful for the opportunity and we look forward to working together in future. 

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