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 KERALA
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10--14

The role of religious, social and political groups in palliative care in Northern Kerala


1 The Whittington Hospital, London, United Kingdom
2 Pain and Palliative Care Society, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Libby Sallnow
Pain and Palliative Care Society, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.16638

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The local community has played an important and central role in the development and determination of palliative care services in Northern Kerala. This article looks at the history of the collaboration and how palliative care services have evolved over the past 4 years from 2001 to 2005. The contribution of groups such as nongovernmental organizations, charities and religious groups is outlined and benefits gained by each side discussed.






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