October 25, 2017

Many patients only want to reconnect with their estranged family—relationships that keep troubling them until the end, as if they are looking for closure. Most patients will not move on if something troubles them.

As of now a doctor’s legal duty is to make every attempt to save life even if it means disregarding the patient’s clear instructions to allow natural death. Most Indian healthcare professionals are never trained to recognise and respond to end of life care (EOLC) needs or to provide even basic palliative care. This lack of a systematic approach or of training is seen at all levels: doctors, nurses, counsellors, administrators, etc.

October 24, 2017

There is a huge unmet need for palliative care in India for chronic ailments other than cancer

October 24, 2017

Giving children permission and the tools to talk about mortality is valuable because it helps them create a template for how to live at a young age

October 23, 2017

Modern medicine had carried Dad’s body beyond what it could bear

October 21, 2017

"She turned around and was like genuinely surprised, not that I was there, but that I existed,” he said.

October 21, 2017

Those with non-cancer ailments too need to be taken care of. Palliative care plays an important role in alleviating short-term symptoms and provides long-term support against chronic diseases

October 18, 2017

Don’t start with your photos, as you’ll get bogged down in your memories and never accomplish anything

October 18, 2017

The terminally ill used considerably more positive words and fewer negative ones than those imagining they were dying – and their use of positive language increased as they got close to death.

October 15, 2017

Never thought one could discuss an ICU experience this way! Rightly said, "You always think it's too early until it's too late."

A must watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAlnRHicgWs&feature=youtu.be

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