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Palliative Care: An Indian Perspective 

Palliative Care: An Indian Perspective
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Palliative Care: An Indian Perspective
Author(s):

Aarti Jagannathan

and Srilatha Juvva

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199739110.003.0060
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date: 23 September 2020

This textbook on palliative social work is a companion volume to the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine and the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing. To that end, this chapter will accomplish the following:

It is important to assess and understand the coping strategies used by palliative care patients and their families to develop culturally appropriate interventions.

Family is an integral part of the patient's treatment process and family members are the primary caregivers of the patients; thus assessment includes considering relevant biopsychosocial-spiritual and family factors.

Interventions commonly provided in India for palliative care are casework (supportive therapy, psychoeducation, and individual counseling), group work (family therapy and support groups), and psychosocial rehabilitation (home/hospice care, referrals, resource counseling, welfare measures).

It is essential to identify barriers to effective palliative care at the macro level to ensure that all individuals experience the highest quality of life throughout the continuum of illness.

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