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The hands that serve are better
than the lips that pray.
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August 2017

Ashla Rani wins Youth Icon award 2017 “If I had a choice, I would opt to walk again. But it is also true that my life in a wheelchair for the last few years has been more worthwhile than that of the 28 years when I could walk”, said Ashla Rani, addressing a public meeting… Read More

Ashla Rani wins Youth Icon award 2017

“If I had a choice, I would opt to walk again. But it is also true that my life in a wheelchair for the last few years has been more worthwhile than that of the 28 years when I could walk”, said Ashla Rani, addressing a public meeting at Kochi last year. That “worthwhile work”… Read More

“By its fruits, one knows the tree.”

By Ana Luísa Pereira and Tania Chalton Tania and Ana, at Pallium India “By its fruits one knows the tree.” – Brazilian proverb It is important to talk about this tree. As visitors that came from far, it is inspiring to see Pallium India’s patients and families – it is not an overstatement to say how… Read More

How to deal with death at home

By Jean Jacob  How do you deal with the death of a loved one at home? “What should I do after he passes away? I mean…the practicalities. How do I deal with the dead body at home?” It was this question, put to me by the son of a patient whose home we were visiting… Read More

What’s in a name? A lot, perhaps.

In response to Pallium India’s newsletter of July 2017, Prof. June L. Dahl, Professor Emerita of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, writes to us: I know it is common to refer to short-acting opioids as immediate release opioids. I believe drug companies coined the term ‘immediate release’ to… Read More

The Sound of Music to relieve suffering

Sajan Antony, Social Worker at Pallium India writes: “Music is the mediator between the spiritual and sensual life” – Beethoven On World Music Day, 21 June 2017, Pallium India conducted a program for the residents of our inpatient centre – live music to ease suffering. We are grateful to Raji Vishwanathan, who volunteered to perform… Read More