Support Group for Patients Needing Palliative Care in Central Armed Police Forces

17092013-1A landmark was created in the Central Armed Police Forces when a support group for patients needing palliative care was launched at Composite Hospital, Border Security Force, Jalandhar in September 2013.

“In a support group, patients provide each other with various types of help usually non-professional and non–material, for a particular shared, burdensome characteristic. Members with the same issues can come together for sharing coping strategies, to feel more empowered and to find a sense of community.” [http.///en.wikipedia.org/wiki/support –group/accused /10 Oct’2013.]

No such concept existed in the Central Armed Police Forces whereas the need is more than that in the general population because BSF personnel face the hardship not only of the disease but also of the lack of family and community support that others enjoy…read more

From ehospice’s India edition.