Could a Black Mamba Be What We Have Been Waiting For?
Currently, opioids form the mainstay of pain management, at least in cancer pain and in post-operative pain. True, opioids are safer than most other currently [...]
NICE Guidelines Support Better Pain Relief for Dying Patients
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has, on 23 May 2012, published a new guideline, Opioids in palliative care (CG140), to help [...]
Last Night’s TV: Witnessing the Passing of a Life
In a recent blog post we asked the question “Can Death Become a Beautiful Experience?” prompted by the controversy surrounding a scene from the BBC documentary [...]
BBC Supports Palliative Care Advocacy Again!
BBC News Online talks about Kerala’s success in palliative care, visiting Dr Suresh Kumar at the Institute of Palliative Medicine in Calicut. Bringing hope to [...]
Can Death Become a Beautiful Experience?
Death is feared by most, no doubt. Can it become a beautiful experience, the final expected opening of a door, the person turning back smiling [...]
Medical Council of India Approves MD Palliative Medicine! Till now, Palliative Medicine was not approved as a medical specialty by the Medical Council of India [...]
BBC Radio Visits Pallium India
When Linda Pressly from BBC Radio walked into Pallium India’s Palliative Care Unit at Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences in S.U.T Hospital, she met up [...]