Palliative care in prison

20140401-01There are patients who need palliative care everywhere—at home, in hospitals and on the streets. Recently we had the opportunity to provide palliative care to some patients in prison.

Nanjappa, 56, was first brought to us on November 22, 2013 from the Central Jail in Bengaluru with lung cancer. For a few days, he was taken back to the jail the same day. Then we requested the jail authorities to admit him, as it was necessary to titrate his oral morphine dose and to give him better care…read more

We have no idea why they are in jail. What matters is the opportunity to help fellow human beings in severe pain. We are fortunate to be able to help them through palliative care.

From ehospice’s India edition.