The Role of Social Workers in Palliative Care
A professional social worker plays an important role in palliative care as they provide the vital link between the clinical team, the society, the patient and his family.
India shows itself in poor light in healthcare – especially in relation to the pandemic
India, ranked 129 out of 158 countries in the Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index by Oxfam, spent just 4% of its budget on health going into the pandemic -- fourth lowest in the world.
Sahayatra Photography contest 2020 winners
Sahayatra photography contest winners were announced by Pallium India on October 10, 2020 during the World palliative care day get-together.
Pallicovid ECHO: ‘a wealth of wisdom’
PalliCovid ECHO virtual sessions are designed to capacitate health-workers in alleviating Serious Health-related Suffering of the patient and their family. The training also equips health workers to manage work related stress.
World Palliative Care Day Programs
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) falls on October 10, 2020. This year's theme is Palliative Care: it's "My Care, My Comfort." Pallium India, in collaboration with other organizations, student initiatives and volunteers, is organizing a number of activities.
Taking Flight – with Udaan 2020
Pallium India and Project Management Institute organized a virtual get-together for the children of patients who receive palliative care. The program was titled "Udaan 2020".
Sahayatra Digital Photography contest – shortlist
Announcing the shortlist for Sahayatra Digital Photography Contest. Vote for your favourite photo. The overall winner will be announced on Oct 10, 2020.
Medical Council of India recognizes role of Palliative Care in Pandemics
Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Professor – Community Medicine, Pramukh Swami Medical College, Anand, Gujarat writes: The Covid 19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that [...]
When silence and touch become awkward…
“When silence and touch becomes awkward (as with PPE), use of empathetic words become vital.” Drawing from their experience with managing people with Covid-19, Dr [...]