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Palliative care in India–need of the hour


Hospice & Palliative Medicine International Journal
Menka Kapil, Alok Verma, Rateesh Sareen

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Abstract

Palliative care is a health care that involve physical, emotional, mental , behavioral care to persons with debilitating illness from diagnosis till death .Obstacles of growth of palliative care in India has various factors as population density, poverty, geographical and cultural diversity, workforce scarcity at base level, limited national palliative care policy and lack of institutional interest in palliative care. For developing country like India continual efforts are needed to overcome these barriers for successful implementation of palliative care ,as now is the need of the hour.

Keywords

palliative care, chronic illness, implementation, helpful, treatment, symptoms, goal, diagnosis, patients, medical, disability, distressing, physical, dementia, infections

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