How can we care for our loved ones

if we don't know what they wish for?

We always want the best for our loved ones. At every step, every stage of life. Till the very end. But to give the best end-of-life care to them, we must first get to know what it is that they wish for.

How would they choose to spend their last days? What would bring them peace? Give them comfort? And it’s just as important to let them know of our wishes. So, it’s time we made a start. By talking. By listening. By having a conversation about that one little wish.


When asked, most people say that they would want to spend their last moments in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by their loved ones. And yet, most spend the final days of their lives on a hospital bed, surrounded by machines, tubes and doctors. One Little Wish hopes to bring about a change by helping people live out their last days the way they wish to.

All the latest updates about end-of-life care 

The Maharashtra Palliative Care Network, Forum for Medical Ethics Society, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation and ELICIT are organizing a public meeting on the recent Supreme Court Judgement on Living Wills.

6th April 2018

3 Pm to 6pm

With this ruling, the SC has recognised that an individual with terminal illness or in a state of irreversible vegetative condition has the agency to decide whether he/she would like to die,

Supreme Court Allows Passive Euthanasia: Here Is A Timeline Of Events Leading to this Path Breaking Judgement

In a landmark judgement passed today by the Supreme Court, an order to allow passive euthanasia was passed.

Call for new end-of-life care legislation

The Supreme Court ruling on end-of-life care has been widely hailed by medical fraternity but the "impractical mechanism" laid down to implement it has led to demands of a new legislation by the government 

Read inspiring stories or inspire others by sharing yours  

Know more about end-of-life care through these real life stories and experiences.  
And if you have a story to tell as well, do share it with us. 

Viewing death as unrelated to life, or antithetical to it, does a disservice to the days we have, because we don’t know how to value them, writes John Leland. 

Kate was just nine years old at the time. Lisa Amato’s first task after learning of the cancer diagnosis of her daughter was to call her husband, Jeff, who was at home caring for their son, Jack, a special needs child.

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What is the purpose of this website?

The purpose of One Little Wish is to encourage conversations amongst people about end-of-life care, to provide them with information regarding palliative care and also to get them acquainted with our ongoing efforts to get a legal framework put into place which will give people legitimate rights when it comes to making decisions about their last days.

One little wish. One big change. 

On March 9, 2018, the Supreme Court of India gave legal sanction to ‘living wills’, allowing 'right to die with dignity’ an option to those qualifying for end-of-life care. 

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If you have any queries, do speak to our doctors who have received special training in palliative care.

We will be live to answer your queries every Wednesday between 7 and 8 pm.