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