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Palliative Care

Palliative care is a multi-disciplinary aimed at providing medical care for people with serious illness. According to the Agewell Research and Advocacy Center, 62% of elderly Indians don’t receive palliative care. As per the World Health Organization, Palliative care is required for a wide range of diseases. The majority of adults in need of palliative care have chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases (38.5%), cancer (34%), chronic respiratory diseases (10.3%), AIDS (5.7%) and diabetes (4.6%). A few other conditions may also require palliative care like kidney failure, chronic liver disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, neurological disease, dementia, congenital anomalies and drug-resistant tuberculosis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moo2I3W9U4Q Dr. Vivek Nirabhawane is associated with Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre, Pune. Palliative Care is the nursing care provided to those with life limiting illnesses, especially cancer. It usually deals with pain management after the curative treatment is over....