Implementation of Supreme Court Judgment on Advance Medical Directives In keeping with the right to Privacy the Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgment for patients facing terminal illness. Such patients and their families are often subjected to unwanted medical interventions that serve only to render the dying process agonizing. Medical ethics and standards in…Details
Right to Life includes right to Die On Friday, March 9th 2018, the Supreme Court of India legalises passive Euthanasia and living will, and lays down a set of strict guidelines to prevent abuse. The verdict was given so that those terminally ill patients who are in Persistent and incurable Vegetative State (PVS) can opt…Details
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Bihar government intends to expand palliative care services in the state. The present Health Minister, Mr. Mangal Pandey has agreed in principle to formulate and implement palliative policy in the state soon. Dr. Abhinav Singh, IAPC, zonal representative is in touch with the health ministry and progressing in the process.
‘Father of Palliative Care’ honoured with Padma Shri Award IAPC is proud that one of its senior member, a pioneer and often referred to as ‘Father of Palliative Care’, Dr. M. R. Rajagopal, has been honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri Award, 2018. He has nurtured palliative care in India and has helped to ease…Details