Cancer Support Groups
Kanak Durga Basti Vikas Kendra
Sector 12, R. K. Puram
New Delhi -110022
Palliative Care in Resource-Constrained Settings: Lessons Learned
CANSupport: Pioneering Home-Based Palliative Care in a Resource-Constrained Setting
In the absence of a social support system, it becomes increasingly difficult for one earning family member to provide optimal patient care, buy medicines, and look after the family needs. This often leads to the exhaustion of family savings with subsequent debt. Home Care a Good Choice and CANSupport is committed to providing free home care service as well as free medicines, nutritional supplements, and food rations to patients who need them.
Home care reduces the pressure on the already overwhelmed medical facilities. CANSupport in collaboration with the Pain and Palliative Care Clinic at Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (IRCH), which is managed by doctors from the Department of Anesthesiology at AIIMS, offers a full-fledged domiciliary palliative care program that would provide patients and their families with high-quality medical, nursing, psychological, social, and spiritual support at home.