Telungana, which does not even have a palliative care policy in place, offers palliative care at every health centre! Maharashtra, which has been sitting on a policy for the past six years is still taking one step forward, two step backward.
We have heard doctors declare, “There’s nothing more we can do.” They mean no cures remain, no procedures to stop the disease progression, no cutting-edge experimental drugs to make a difference.
It is a time to shift from curative to comfort care.
Hospice is not about giving up.Since hospice is a choice, and allows people to be at home and engage with the loved ones in their life, it is not about giving up. It is a choice to make the most of every pr...