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A J Hospital launches a comprehensive Supportive and Palliative Care Unit

A J Hospital launches a comprehensive Supportive and Palliative Care Unit

Media Release   ¦    Oct 10, 2018 06:30:24 PM (IST)

A J Hospital launches a comprehensive Supportive and Palliative Care Unit-1

Mangaluru: A leading hospital of coastal Karnataka which has it name involved in being the first to introduce, state of the art medical facilities and equipment, like the ECMO, launched earlier this month, has launched yet another first of its kind medical facility in Mangaluru.

A J Hospital, Mangaluru has launched the first comprehensive Supportive and Palliative care unit with an aim to improve the quality of life of the people who are facing issues relating to life-limiting illness such as cancer, end-stage (renal, cardiac, liver, lung, neurological) and end of life care.

Palliative Care is said to support the lives of such people.

The Palliative medical care is said to be provided by a trained multidisciplinary team headed by Palliative Care Physician Dr. Naveen Rudolf Rodrigues, who has achieved a degree in the field of Palliative Medicine from IPM Kozhikode, Western Australia, United Kingdom and has more than 15 years of experience in the field of Palliative Care.

The goals and objectives of this implementation are as follows

  • Provision of a holistic management
  • To prevent and minimize suffering by early identification, impeccable assessment and prompt intervention of physical, psychosocial and spiritual problems related to incurable progressive life-threatening conditions.
  • To provide support to patients and family members.
  • Provision of the end of life care.
  • To prevent unnecessary and futile interventions in order to allow a peaceful and dignified death.
  • Coordination and provision of community palliative care network.