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Palliative Care experts hold discussion

Nagaland News

Dimapur, October 27: A meeting with prominent figures in palliative care, including Gilly Burn, Palliative Care Nurse and Director of Cancer Relief India, and Rontu Sangma, Regional Facilitator for Northeast and East overseeing palliative care programs, was convened on October 25. The meeting touched upon several important topics.
There was a proposal to initiate a Pilot Palliative Care Project in Kohima and Dimapur, in collaboration with Pallium India. This project aims to enhance the quality of palliative care services in these regions. The proposal is expected to be formally submitted for consideration.
The discussion revolved around nursing education in medical colleges, where Gilly Burn shared her insights. Her expertise in palliative care nursing and education can potentially lead to improvements in the curriculum and training of nursing students.
Recognizing the paramount importance of effective communication between healthcare professionals and patients, the meeting emphasized the need for doctors and nurses to enhance their communication skills. Empathetic and clear communication is vital in providing quality palliative care.
The meeting took place with esteemed individuals including Commissioner Secretary V Kezo, Principal Director Dr. Ritu Thurr, Managing Director of NHM, Dr. E Motsuthung Patton, SPO of palliative care Nagaland, Dr. H Sema, and retired Joint Director of H&FW Department, Dr. Obangjungla. Additionally, a visit to NHAK involved discussions with the MD, Dr. Sendimeren Aonok, and other officials, focused on improving palliative care services.
(Page News Service)

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