This Palliative Care app was designed and made free by Karunashraya, Bangalore Hospice Trust (BHT), for doctors and nurses with limited knowledge of the subject.
It is not meant to take the place of a suitable text-book on the subject, but a quick reference to help manage eight common symptoms and several other problems frequently encountered in practice. Do specialist advice should problems persist or deteriorate!
The app is suitable for staff working in rural settings and those in hospital and primary care with little or experience in Palliative Care. It was designed specifically for use in India, with the cost and of medicines and non-pharmacological interventions taken into account.
It draws on the current best practice, though there may be loco-regional variations.
Although the information pertains largely to the control of physical problems, in Palliative Care, it is vital address these in the context of the emotional, psycho-social, spiritual, and individual needs of the and family, remembering their wishes and financial constraints.
The user shall hold BHT harmless from and against liability or claims that may arise from misuse of the or inappropriate application of the information contained therein. If in doubt, do check the medicines, and routes of administration, if necessary with more senior, experienced doctors or specialists.
We welcome constructive feed-back, corrections and suggestions for future upgrades and expansion of topics.