Children's Palliative Care Program (India) 2012
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Program: Palliative Care
Coordinators: Gayatri Palat
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Branch(es): INCTR Canada
Location: Single Country
Country(s): India
Institutions: MNJ Institute of Oncology & RCC, Hyderabad
Background Information: One of first children's palliative care programs in region.
First fellow in pediatric palliative care completed training (2012)
Increasing numbers of children treated
Objectives: All children (whether curable or not) will have pain free experience during illness.
Good symptom management
Promotion of children's palliative care in India
Methods: All children with cancer are referred to the palliative care team.
Follow up by the home health care team and by telephone contact after discharge.
Progress: Good progress. There were three thousand consultations for children in 2011
Future Plans: Further fellows; continuing training courses and advocacy. To become a centre of excellence in palliative care for children
Duration: Indefinite
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