Pratheeksha Palliative Care Unit:
Palliative care is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering among people with serious, complex illness. Palliative care is appropriate for individuals with serious illnesses across the age spectrum and can be provided as the main goal of care or in tandem with curative treatment. It is provided by an interdisciplinary team which can include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, chaplains, and dietitians. Palliative care can be provided in a variety of contexts including hospitals, outpatient, skilled-nursing, and home settings. Although an important part of end-of-life care, palliative care is not limited to individuals near the end of life.
Students Intiative in Palliative (SIP)
An SIP wing namely Pratheeksha Palliative Care Unit is working efficiently and effectively in the campus to provide specialized medical and nursing care for people with life-limiting illnesses. The unit works in coalition with Shanthi Palliative Care Unit, Ponnani. The objectives of the unit include;
- to organize awareness campaigns to popularize palliative care among the student community
- to carry out micro funding campaign, so as to help the needy students in the campus
- to provide services to the patients with incurable bed-ridden diseases
- to make students a part of Palliative Day care and homecare visit
- to assist in the rehabilitation of the patients.
- to impart training to volunteers on palliative care.
- to encourage community participation in the palliative care activities