Study on Palliative Care Services in A Tertiary Care Hospital

Kumar, Naveen P and Swapna, BV (2017) Study on Palliative Care Services in A Tertiary Care Hospital. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 8 (1). pp. 1692-1697. ISSN 0975-8585

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Palliative Care refers to patient-centred and family-centred care and is not disease-focused and if necessary extends support to the family in bereavement. The introduction of palliative care in undergraduate medical curriculum is a necessary step in the development of formal system of education towards End of Life care and of palliative care in India. The present study attempted to understand the knowledge of undergraduate medical students pertaining to various aspects of palliative care. To study the need for Palliative Care Services at a tertiary care hospital. A structured, pretested self-administered questionnaire on palliative care was used to collect information. Morbidity and Mortality data was collected and analyzed for the need for palliative care services. Good knowledge was observed amongst students regarding certain aspects like Palliative Care (PC) uses a team approach as 318 (86.4 %), students correctly stated that PC integrates psychological and spiritual aspects as 305 (82.9 %), students answered incorrect that PC is provided only in hospitals as 317 (86.1 %).The study revealed the content of training program required for undergraduate medical students pertaining to palliative care

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palliative Care; Undergraduate Medical awareness; End of Life care; Prevalence
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Hospital Administration
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2018 10:11
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2018 10:11

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