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Palliative Care Unit Christian Medical College & Hospital

Description
The Christian Medical College Vellore (CMC) is a large multi-speciality teaching hospital located in Tamil Nadu, India, about 140km to the west of Chennai. The Palliative Care Unit was started in response to the felt need for comprehensive and holistic care of patients with advanced cancers. A large proportion of cancer patients in our country present in advanced or incurable stages. These patients often suffer difficult physical symptoms. In addition, patients and their families struggle with the financial burden of treatment, caregiver stress, social stigma and spiritual distress. The Palliative Care Unit presently provides medical, nursing, psycho-social and spiritual care to patients and families with incurable cancers.
Region
Asia
Country
India
City
Vellore
Address
Vellore, 632004 Tamil Nadu, India
Website
http://www.cmch-vellore.edu/
Contact person
Dr. Jenifer Jeba.S

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