World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

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    Mr will explain how to care Palliative care persons and the initiatives taken by KH Manipal hospital in this regard

    About the Walkathon

    As part of the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) activity, the Department of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal is organizing a ‘Walk for Palliative Care’ on October 12, 2019, between 5.30 pm onwards.  The walk will start from the Board High School, Near Service Bus Stand and end at Dr. TMA Pai Hospital.  At TMA Pai Hospital we will end the activity with a small stage program where patient advocates and other stakeholders will speak about the benefits of palliative care.

    Palliative care is a fundamental part of healthcare, and a basic human right.  Each year more than 25.5 million people, including 2.5 million children die with serious physical and psychological suffering as a result of life-limiting illnesses, like cancer, liver failure, kidney failure, dementia, stroke, motor neuron disease, HIV, etc. Palliative care aims to relieve the suffering and pain of patients diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers through early identification, impeccable assessment, and treatment of pain and other symptoms, physical as well as psychological.

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    You will receive a Free T-shirt at the venue

    Walkathon starts at 5.30 pm on 12th October 2019. Venue: Board School to Dr. TMA Pai Hospital, Udupi

    World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD)

    World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) is a unified day of action to celebrate and support palliative care around the world.  The theme for this year’s palliative care day is “My Care, My Right,” which emphasizes the importance of quality palliative care as a human right that patients and caregivers can demand for themselves and their loved ones. The general public, policy makers, and even healthcare providers are not aware of the scope and availability of these services.   The theme seeks to engage decision makers and impress on them the need to make palliative care a public health priority.  It also addresses the importance of mobilizing communities, particularly volunteers, to ensure that patient’s right to care is supported.

    Whether you are a patient, caregiver, volunteer, care provider, academic, policy maker or interested citizen, we invite you to add your voice and support for palliative care and show your solidarity by joining us on this walk in large numbers.

    Who can provide palliative care?

    • Palliative care is usually provided by palliative care specialists, health care practitioners who have received special training and/or certification in palliative care. They provide holistic care to the patient and family or caregiver focusing on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual issues cancer patients may face during the cancer experience.
    • Often, palliative care specialists work as part of a multidisciplinary team that may include doctors, nurses, registered dieticians, pharmacists, chaplains, psychologists, and social workers. The palliative care team works in conjunction with your oncology care team to manage your care and maintain the best possible quality of life for you.
    • Palliative care specialists also provide caregiver support, facilitate communication among members of the health care team, and help with discussions focusing on goals of care for the patient.

    Benefits of Palliative Care