Chennai

Palliative care workshop held

Golden Butterflies Children’s Palliative Care Foundation organised its first workshop on “Capacity Building in Palliative Care and Bereavement Counselling” on Saturday. About 60 participants including students of Masters in Social Work (MSW) and doctors took part in the workshop.

Stella Matthew, managing trustee of the foundation, said students of MSW, doctors and nurses from various departments of SRMC and representatives of organisations dealing with cancer care from Madurai and Coimbatore took part in the workshop. “The need to understand what is palliative care and special communication skills to handle children was put forward during the workshop. A caregiver also shared her experiences on what was expected from volunteers and counsellors,” she said.

Julius Scott, head of paediatric oncology, SRMC, Mallika, founder-trustee and Subathra, trustee of Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust spoke during the workshop. Counsellors also took part.

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