Special Banjara Events
Palliative Care Workshop
Specialized Care for People with Serious Illness
Organized for the Helping Hand volunteers/counsellors of
This workshop was organized to update the counselling skills of its band of Helping Hand volunteers, and the face-to-face / 'email' counsellors, Banjara Academy organized this workshop on how to care for / counsel those who care for people suffering from serious and debiilitating illness (at times, terminal illness).
On Saturday 27 August 16, a varied group of over fifty Helping Hand volunteers and counsellors came together Banjara Academy for a half-day workshop on Palliative Care - a sensitive but very crucial topic of counseling and giving emotional support to people facing terminal and serious illness.
Palliative care looks after patients with chronic and incurable illnesses like cancer, HIV. This is also known as comfort or supportive care. The aim of palliative care is to improve the quality of life; this is achieved by treating the physical, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of an individual who is suffering with life-threatening diseases.
Dr. Ali took the volunteers through the process of understanding life-threatening illness, communicating with both patients as well as care-givers, answering delicate questions like “Will I die?”, and at the same time being comfortable ourselves with interacting with such people.
Ramaswamy Natampally exhibited a very touching power-point presentation on the topic and the work that Helping Hand volunteers are already doing in this field in Kidwai, Baptist and M.S.Ramaiah Hospitals. Other senior Helping Hand volunteers who have been giving regular service in different ways to cancer patients were introduced to the audience. A handout giving tips on Palliative Care was given as a take-away to participants, and the program ended with a simple working lunch and lots of fellowship.
Would you like to spare 3 hours every week & work as a Helping Hand volunteer in one of the hospitals where we help anxious patients, their families? Call Purnima Ganesh today on 9341972540.
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- Banjara Day, 18 October 2014 - A brief report by Prabhakar Jadhav, student, Diploma in Counselling Skills Course, DCS-2015
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