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Publication Type : Journal Article
Thematic Areas : Medical Sciences
Publisher : Indian J Palliat Care,
Source : Indian J Palliat Care, Volume 26, Issue Suppl 1, p.S8-S16 (2020)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Medicine
Department : Psychiatry
Year : 2020
Abstract : Background: Palliative care has an important role to play in the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. It is integrated and is a key component in the governmental and community structures and services in Kerala, in India. Palliative care in the state has grown to be a viable model recognized in global palliative care and public health scene. The community network of palliative care, especially the volunteers linking with clinical teams, is a strong force for advocacy, relief support including provision of emergency medications, and clinical care. Objective: To develop a palliative care resource tool kit for holistic care of patients affected with COVID-19 and to support the health-care workers looking after them to enable palliative care integration with COVID-I9 management. Methods: The Kerala State government included senior palliative care advisors in the COVID-19 task force and 22 palliative care professionals formed a virtual task force named Palli COVID Kerala as an immediate response to develop recommendations. Results: Developed a palliative care in COVID-19 resource toolkit which includes an e-book with palliative care recommendations, online training opportunities, short webinars and voice over power point presentations. Conclusion: Integrated Palliative care should be an essential part of any response to a humanitarian crisis. The e resource tool kit can be adapted for use in other low- and middle-income countries.
Cite this Research Publication : S. Daniel, Venkateswaran, C., Sunder, P., Nair, S., Chittazhathu, R. K., Manuel, A. Joseph, Raghavan, B., Kumar, M. M. Sunil, Rijju, V., Vijay, G., Rao, S., Prabhu, A. V., Parameswaran, U., Spruijt, O., Rajagopal, M. R., and Leng, M., “Responding to Palliative Care Training Needs in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era: The Context and Process of Developing and Disseminating Training Resources and Guidance for Low- and Middle-Income Countries from Kerala, South India.”, Indian J Palliat Care, vol. 26, no. Suppl 1, pp. S8-S16, 2020.