July 12, 2019

Like planning for retirement, the rule should be “the earlier the better” when planning for end-of-life care (EoLC), writes Aditi Chincholi in 'The Philadelphia Enquirer'.

End-of-life care refers to the broad range of health-care services available to patients in their final hours, days, months, or years of advanced or incurable illness.

Although it may seem daunting, proper planning allows you to be intentional and in control during the final chapters of your...

June 30, 2019

Shanti Avedna Sadan, India’s first Hospice, takes care of the advanced terminally ill cancer patients. It offers specialised care of a hospital together with the love and care of a home free of cost.

The aims of the Institution are to care for the advanced and terminally ill cancer patients and those suffering from AIDs. It offer care to all who need it, irrespective of community caste or creed, giving preference to the poor and needy.

Watch this interview of Dr...

June 12, 2019

Professional runner Gabriele Gabe Grunewald died after a decade-long battle with cancer, not before winning thousands of fans by sharing her inspiring story.

Gabe’s husband Justin Grunewald wrote an emotional post on Instagram, “At 7:52 I said ‘I can’t wait until I get to see you again’ to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife,” Justin began the heartfelt note.

Gabe, a former track and cross-country athlete for the University of Minnesota, was first d...

May 28, 2019

Our society makes admissions of medical futility in the face of human frailty harder by equating “cure” with “fighting back” and “comfort” with “giving up,” says an article on end of life care in 'The New York Times'.

Modern health care accomplishes great feats of healing every day. But life ends; there are patients for whom real healing has become impossible. Their bodies have simply taken too many hits, writes Theresa Brown

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April 26, 2019

Dr Roop Gursahani, an End of Life Care specialist in Mumbai speaks at length about end of life care and good deaths at the Bangalore Health Festival.

August 20, 2018

Bi had no way of explaining to her beloved goat Sita that she was helpless, that she was undergoing treatment in various hospitals for so long. The tension evaporated when an overwhelmed Bi picked up Sita and placed her on her lap. All the welled-up love for her darling goat poured out and the reunion left no eyes dry. A while later, Sita peacefully dozed off on her Bi’s lap, without a care in the world. She slept peacefully on her mom’s lap as if she had fina...

June 12, 2018

The same medicine that's available for a few hundred rupees is also sold by another company in India at about 50 times that cost. And doctors will prescribe the more expensive formulation. That kind of practice which destroys families totally is going on unchecked

Caring for someone close to you can take its toll – one in ten carers said they would not provide such care again under the same circumstances

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