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. It also takes care of the symptoms that are physical, psychological, social and also spiritual. Palliative care also includes counselings for the caregivers of the patients.
HappyAging met Dr. Nirabhawane during the Cancer Awareness Talk Show and learnt about the importance of palliative care and when does that come in picture. He also shared with us about the attitude of caregivers towards palliative care and some of the institutions in India that provide palliative care.
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