New York’s Palliative Care Information Act
Here is a new development from USA reported by the New York Times, “Frank Talk About Care at Life’s End“: Last week, over the objections [...]
Comment: What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?
Dr Michael Minton comments on an article in The New Yorker by Dr Atul Gawande: “This is a very insightful article by an American surgeon [...]
Palliative Care: Improves Quality of Life, Prolongs Survival
A study in The New England Journal of Medicine reported that among 151 patients with newly diagnosed metastatic lung cancer, those who received palliative care [...]
Is India the Worst Place to Die?
India has the 4th largest GDP in the world, but, in terms of providing palliative care, it ranks even lower than Uganda – an economy [...]
Death with Dignity
An article written by Mr T.V. Jayan in Calcutta’s daily newspaper, The Telegraph, refers to the same white paper and deals with the India’s need for palliative [...]
Onam is the annual harvest festival of Kerala, one that symbolises plenty, truth and honesty. The celebrations have started and will reach its peak on [...]
BMJ: The Politics of Pain
Pain relief is often taken for granted in the Western world, but in about 150 countries the use of morphine is severely restricted, says Tatum [...]
District Hospitals in Karnataka to Stock Oral Morphine
The Day Care Centre for cancer patients run by the Department of Palliative Medicine in the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore celebrated its first [...]
Project Hamrahi Takes Off!
Some time ago, we had reported to you about Project Hamrahi, a mentoring program in which an Australian mentor is to be matched to a [...]