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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 93--99

Palliative care social work in India: Current status and future directions

G Ragesh, Lithin Zacharias, Priya Treesa Thomas 
 Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Priya Treesa Thomas
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India

Palliative care (PC) involves total care for persons suffering from life-threatening illnesses and their families. Social work as a profession and an academic discipline is gaining momentum in India for the past few decades. A large number of professional social workers are working with individuals, families, and communities to provide PC in India. Authors have presented the current status of PC social work interventions and discussed the future directions in the practice, research, and training in PC and end-of-life care.


How to cite this article:
Ragesh G, Zacharias L, Thomas PT. Palliative care social work in India: Current status and future directions.Indian J Palliat Care 2017;23:93-99


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Ragesh G, Zacharias L, Thomas PT. Palliative care social work in India: Current status and future directions. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];23:93-99
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