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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 57  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 478--480

A tale of two springs

Savita Butola 
 Central Armed Police Composite Hospital, Border Security Force Academy, Tekanpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Savita Butola
Central Armed Police Composite Hospital, Border Security Force Academy, Tekanpur, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
India

Palliative care, which is more than just terminal care, is still unknown in most parts of India. This narrative highlights how early integration of palliative medicine can help the patient and their family to make the most of their time together. Besides, excellent clinical acumen is required while looking after the sickest and the most critical patients, proper communication skills, and an ethical and holistic approach enables a good doctor-patient relationship. Good pain relief, symptom control, attention to nursing issues, providing information sensitively to empower patients and families for joint decision making, and advance care planning can help bring about a decent death and bereavement. Healing is brought about not only for the caregivers but also for the healthcare professionals.


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Butola S. A tale of two springs.Indian J Cancer 2020;57:478-480


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Butola S. A tale of two springs. Indian J Cancer [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 26 ];57:478-480
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