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Pain And Palliative Care

Pain and palliative care department has a centralized programme that is characterized by pain management services, other disease and treatment related symptom management measures and psychological support systems. The overall goal is to deliver a wholesome care to the patients who need palliation of symptoms where cure is unlikely. The departmental activities are carried forward to a phase beyond hospitalization and extend for periods ranging from few weeks to several months. For terminally ill patients the palliative care begins well in advance and extends as bereavement counselling of the relatives of the patient.

An Interdisciplinary team consisting of Oncologists, palliative care physician, counselors, nurses, rehabilitation specialists and social workers delivers the care. Efforts are made to integrate the family members in to the scheme of things. There are plans to commence home care for sick patients.

Services

Pain Management
  • Phamacological methods – orals, parenteral, narcotic skin patches etc
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Intrventional pain relieving measures
  • Palliative RT for Pain
Other Palliative Care Services
  • Nutritional support measures
  • Deglutition problem management
  • Respiratory air way management
  • Disease and treatment related vomiting
Palliative Care Emergency Management
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Brain metastasis and acute CNS emergencies
  • Tumor bleed management
Rehabilitation Services
  • Physical rehabilitation for all disease and treatment related problems
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
Terminal Care
  • Is provided by a tie up with a hospice centre located nearby to Vydehi Institute of Oncology