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‘Passive euthanasia’ is legal in India: what difference does it make?

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On 9 March 2018, in a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court of India ruled that “‘passive euthanasia’ is lawful and legally permissible in this country”. What is the significance of this judgement, what are its implications for end of life care in India and what will the general public understand about this constitutional development? The key… Continue reading

Palliative care declarations: mapping a new form of intervention

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Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas, University of Glasgow

When we started our study of palliative care declarations little did I know that this apparently small-scale desk-based study would unfold into an exciting expedition, offering opportunities far beyond its original scope. Well over a year ago, in May 2015, I wrote a blog outlining our plan for studying palliative care declarations listing the declarations… Continue reading

தமிழகத்தில் ஆதரவு சிகிட்சை Palliative care in Tamil Nadu

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Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas working with a patient

வேலூர் கிறித்தவ மருத்துவக் கல்லூரி மருத்துவமனையில் ஆதரவு சிகிட்சைத்துறையில் ஆயராகப் பணியாற்ற 2004 – ம் ஆண்டு அழைப்புப் பெற்றேன். அப்போது தான் குணப்படுத்த இயலாத கொடிய நோய்களால் பாதிகப்பட்டவர்கள் மற்றும் மரணத்தருவாயில் இருப்போரைக் கவனிப்பதற்காக சிகிச்சை பிரிவு என்று ஒன்று இருப்பதை தெரிந்து கொண்டேன். அனைத்து மக்களும் ஒரு நாள் மரணத்தை சந்தித்தே ஆகவேண்டும். கொடிய நோய்களின் பாதிப்பால் மரணத்தை சந்திக்கிறவர்களின் எண்ணிக்கை நாளுக்கு நாள் அதிகரித்துக்கொண்டேயிருக்கிறது. புற்று நோய் போன்ற கொடிய உயிர்க் கொல்லி… Continue reading

Reflections on the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care Annual Conference 2015

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Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas, University of Glasgow

The grandeur of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh’s interior faded in the background as friendly smiles, warm handshakes and engaging conversations over teas and coffees filled the room giving a great ambience for the start of the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care Annual Conference 2015. The astonishing range of professions represented displayed the… Continue reading

Palliative care ‘declarations’: developing a case study

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Recent weeks have been exciting ones for the international palliative care community. The 14th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care was held in Copenhagen from 8 – 10 May 2015 and the 4th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference took place in Bristol  from 11th – 16th May 2015. We at… Continue reading

Discussing a Scottish end of life care strategy

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Reverend Hamilton Inbadas

The Scottish Government Palliative and End of Life Stakeholders Group had its first meeting in Glasgow on the 24th of March 2015, organised by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care. The purpose of this group is to contribute to and inform the ongoing development of the development of a national Strategic Framework for Action for… Continue reading