Various Government Surveys shows that the cases of cancer patients exceed the national average in huge numbers. There are at least 90 cancer patients for every 100,000 population in Punjab. This is an alarming situation for whole population.
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering.
Doctors treat the patients with specific medical treatment as prescribed in the different protocols as per the international ethics and the details of chemical impacts of medicine. But the condition, symptoms, mood changes, effects, side effects as well as the social, cultural & family conditions vary patient by patient. Most of the times, Patients are unable to understand the aspects of variety of cancers and the unlimited side effects of the same. Palliative care is meant for intervening the part which is related to the works other than treatment and can supplement the treatment. Basically palliative care aims towards breaking the hard news & giving a peaceful & stress-less life as close to normal life as possible to the patient and the family.
• What will PPHCJ do?
Some of the tentative functions of PPHCJ will be to:-
• Provide relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;
• Affirm life and regard dying as a normal process;
• Integrate the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;
• Offer a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;
• Offer a support system to help the family cope during the patients’ illness and in their own bereavement;
• Use a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counselling, if indicated;
• Enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness;
• Is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, and includes those investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.
• Neither to hasten nor postpone death;
Tentative expenditure that is expected in functioning of the PAHAL Palliative Home Care in Jalandhar. We wish to buy a Vehicle for medical equipment and response so that we can reach the ailing patients whenever the need arises. Apart from that, a Doctor, Nurse, Counsellor & Driver will be appointed for everyday functioning. Further costs include the vehicle Running costs, Medicines and medical supplies for 50 patients, Phone bill,Printing & Stationery (patient care forms, logistics forms, etc.), Medical equipment (nebulizer, wheel chair, air mattress, walker, etc.), table, chairs, Amirah, Office equipment (mobile phone, computer for patient database, etc.) Rent, Utilities and Maintenance of premises
Work that has already been done by PAHAL
Pahal has been tirelessly working in the field of Holistic development of the society since 1996.
To introduce the concept of Palliative care in our society, PAHAL recently conducted a basic Two Days Orientation and training Workshop of Doctors, Paramedical personals and Volunteers in collaboration with AUSTRALIAN PALLIATIVE LINK INTERNATIONAL (APLI) AUSTRALIA.
Now PAHAL is in planning to start an initiative of Palliative Home Care in Jalandhar. To accomplish this task, we need active Physical, Financial & Social support of the generous people of Jalandhar. It will be a GREAT FAVOUR if your good self joins us in this cause. This will help to reduce sufferings, pain and sorrow of the patients suffering from terminal illnesses. This will give the sufferers a strong will and support to fight the adverse conditions.