October 4th ,2009- Touching Souls International Giving Fellowship to
train doctor in palliative care from abroad
International is providing the fellowship for a doctor in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical
Bangladesh for a six weeks
certification course in palliative care from Calikut,
Palliative care is all about looking after people with illness that cannot be
cured, relieving their suffering and supporting them through difficult times.
Palliative care is an approach which improves the quality of life of
patients and their families facing life-threatening illness, through the prevention,
assessment and treatment of pain and other psychosocial and spiritual
problemsÖ.(WHO), provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms,
affirms life and regards dying as a normal process, offers a support system to
help patients live as actively as possible until death, offers support system
to help the family cope during the patientís illness.
care is in its infancy in Bangladesh,
both conceptually and in its practice. Very few services are available to the
needy .Only six doctors are certified in palliative care in Bangladesh.
Touching Souls Internationalís goal is to train more doctors and nurses in
palliative care, so they can give services in palliative care for the patients