Pallium

Kulasekharam

The hands that serve are better
than the lips that pray.
October 2017
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Last seven days to send responses to ICMR

On 8 August 2017, we had reported on the draft definitions pertaining to end-of-life care law that ICMR has posted on its website. The deadline for submitting comments on it has been extended by five days. The last date as it stands now is 20 September 2017. This is an important matter for everyone of… Read More

Palliative care in diabetes

For anyone who associated with palliative care only in cancer: please see the article by thediabetescouncil.com You may not only be surprised to see that diabetes accounts for nearly 5% of palliative care needs globally; but also to learn that cancer forms only about one third of all. See https://www.thediabetescouncil.com/palliative-care-and-advanced-terminal-illness-for-patients-with-diabetes/ Thank you, Jasmine Williams, for… Read More

September 2017

ICMR and end-of-life care law You may remember that in 2016, government of India put up on its website the draft of an end of life care law. A major problem that we all identified in the draft law was the confusion over meaning of terms, particularly euthanasia being confused with withholding or withdrawing artificial… Read More

Hope for people with advanced cancer: Palliative care workshop at Government Cancer hospital, Indore.

Sharad Jain, minister of health, with faculty and organise of workshop at Indore More than 75,000 patients with advanced cancer are in pain in MP. Government Cancer hospital, Indore, with the support of Pallium India started a pioneering palliative care facility in which pain and other symptoms are treated along with emotional support. Jivdaya foundation… Read More

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