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Monday, June 26, 2006

Terminally Ill

How much do we really care for the terminally ill patients?
Being a doctor for the past three decades, I have a great passion and vision for the terminally ill patients. My father himself died of cancer of the stomach. He was lucky as he was well taken care of by his eight children.
The terminally ill patients should be looked after compassionately. They have all the right to live. There could be possible limitations in the treatment in patients who have a very negligible chance of surviving. Withdrawing the supportive therapy should not be done. They should die in dignity. Though we may not be able to give a quality life to them, atleast we can make them feel they are very dear and special to us and can give them quality support.
Medical invention has offered so many benefits to people. Diseases once considered untreatable are treated now and the life span increased. When patients cannot be cured they should be on comfort care. Now we are more focused on prevention and control of diseases. But still more important is that we should care these very ill people who have a very less amount of survival. We should be able to care for them at home by getting support from the health care people. We should treat them with due respect. Patients should not be abandoned in the hospitals or in destitute homes. In good conscience, can we allow such things to happen to our elderly people?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Doctor???!!!!!
You have so much good thoughts. Please keep it up.

Orani said...

//Patients should not be abandoned in the hospitals or in destitute homes.//

Dear Doc,

we need more people like you to think and serve to this humanity. Having read all your articles I feel you could be a wonderful mom and an individual.

I am really proud of having you then and now in my site. May the Universe bless you with all it could!

Orani.

delphine said...

Dear Prabhakar, (Am I right?
). Thank you so much. It is only sufferings that I see mostly in my life. It is very hard to put up with life at times. Children, older people... the agony they undergo and the amount of money they have to pay as bills.. really very depressing. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Orani said...

Dear Doc,

Prabhakar! That is correct :-O how did you get it!!?? :-)

Hmmm... I understand your responsibility and feeling in day to day life. Of course, it is depressing but the end product is the feeling of your existence in a meaningful way. And that is what, it is all going to bringforth. So keep the smile and infect more with it :-)

Would you mind sharing your email address, I need to talk to you something personal (rather serious), you can write me at karthikprab at gmail com. Thanks.

priya said...

We do not need old age homes and orphanage unless people adopt them with love and care.
All humans have feelings eitherr young/old. When such people are left alone, we need to think we too have to come to that stage oneday.
Keep up your good work.

delphine said...

Dear Priya, I feel so elated to see people who also share the same thoughts like me. May God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mom, Thank you. You are such a darling not only to the family but to all your patients too.
Gladis

delphine said...

thank you Gladis. I have been busy the week end.I had to work.

Anonymous said...

I am a regular visitor of your blog. well, how do you find time to write and do a research on all these subjects.
Rehana

aaradhana said...

Madam. I really envie you. a real superb writing.

aaradhana said...

In day to day life I have also come across people who are abandoned. Recently a patient who was just 35 years and suffered Ca Cervix was left uncared and the irony was the husband arranged for another marriage in the pretext of taking care of thechildren