In Nagaland state, India, the majority of the population is not yet aware of the vital importance of holistic care for patients suffering from chronic diseases, and palliative care is considered to be a new approach for health care services.
While there are a handful of private sectors offering the service in the urban area, governmental institutions for public health services have yet to incorporate the concept into their infrastructure. As with the introduction of any new ideas into a system, there arises a need for training and imparting the knowledge to health professionals and to the community. However, as of yet, no training curriculum has been activated within the health services department.
This extract was published with permission from The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care. You can access the article and read it in its entirety HERE.