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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 61--67

Incorporating person centred care principles into an ongoing comprehensive cancer management program: An experiential account

Vallath Nandini, CN Sridhar, MR Usharani, John Preshanth Kumar, Naveen Salins 
 Consultant and Coordinator, Department of Integrative Oncology, HCG- Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Speciality Centre, Bangalore, India

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Vallath Nandini
Consultant and Coordinator, Department of Integrative Oncology, HCG- Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Speciality Centre, Bangalore
India

Recent research indicates a definite positive impact on treatment outcomes when an integrative approach that focuses on symptom control and quality of life is provided along with the standard therapeutic regimens. However implementation or practice of this approach is not seen widely due to the culture of medical training and practice. This article presents the initial development of a program for incorporating integrative care principles into an ongoing comprehensive cancer care program at a tertiary centre. The key purpose of the program being to develop, facilitate, and establish comprehensive and holistic processes including palliative care principles, that would positively enhance the quantity and quality of life of the person with disease, as well as create an environment that reflects and sustains this approach. The vision, objectives, goals, strategies, activities and results within the 7 months of implementation are documented. The new learnings gained during the process have also been noted in the hope that the model described may be used to conceptualize similar care giving facilities in other centres.


How to cite this article:
Nandini V, Sridhar C N, Usharani M R, Kumar JP, Salins N. Incorporating person centred care principles into an ongoing comprehensive cancer management program: An experiential account.Indian J Palliat Care 2011;17:61-67


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Nandini V, Sridhar C N, Usharani M R, Kumar JP, Salins N. Incorporating person centred care principles into an ongoing comprehensive cancer management program: An experiential account. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jun 15 ];17:61-67
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