EDITION 24 : THE CLOAK THAT MATTERS

THE CLOAK THAT MATTERS

Because I Matter...

In this 24th edition of Lexicon titled - ‘The Cloak That Matters’, we shall together journey the history of Palliative medicine, discuss death with dignity, ethics, effective communication and meet with experts who have dedicated themselves to the care of terminally ill and try addressing not only physical but also psychosocial and spiritual aspects of ‘end-of-life care’. This marvellous work has been compiled by the Directors, Dr. Raviteja Innamuri, Dr. Sri Sushma Nagasuri and Asst Director Dr. Madhura Mandlik.

THE PARCHMENT

 “A society will be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members and among the most vulnerable are surely the unborn...

The Cloak That Matters

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Out Of Hours Services

Dr. Thotampuri Shanthi Prasoona MBBS, DMRT, Dip In Palliative medicine (Cardiff) In India, more than one million new cases of cancer are detected each year and...

The Shroud

-Dr Anindita Das Radiation Oncology CMC-Vellore   “I’m going to die today.” Stuck on that hospital bed, pallor slowly claiming her face, livid bruises crawling across her arms, fluid...

EVOLUTION OF PALLIATIVE CARE IN INDIA

Dr. Vishnu Priya Bashyam Specialist General Practitioner, Australia   Initially Hospice was referred to religious institution run by nuns, whose essential activity was to look after dying...

Arbor Vitae - Strengthen your Roots

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HOT SEAT

   Dr. Sri Sushma Nagasuri Fellowship trainee, Palliative Care       CMC-Vellore   My professor once said to me that, ‘it is not answering to the blank sheets of paper...

THE OPEN LETTER

On breaking bad news...  Dr. Ekansh Debuka, Orthopedic Surgeon Dear Readers, We all enjoy fortune telling, don’t we! It conjures up the image of an old lady...

Shouts and Murmurs

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The Survivor

- From the Editor's desk This is the story of a married young lady Mrs. S from Bangladesh who fought cancer and was attending Cancer...

THE WINGS OF PALLIATIVE CARE

“Having emerged stronger from the loss of the one person I loved the most, more confident from all the body shaming and character assassination,...

Pain, Suffering and Spirituality

Rev. Dr. Arul Dhas. T Reader, Chaplaincy, CMC-Vellore 'Palliative care resonates with the healing ministry that affirms the sanctity and dignity of human life from the...

Career in Palliative Care: The future is already here – time...

  Dr. Abhinav Singh, Patna Introduction A trained palliative physician is a precious and rare professional in India. Care of terminally ill or those suffering from incurable...

The Bridge

Mr. Ramu Kandasamy M.A. (Eco), DCHM, M.A. (Socio), DLL, M.Sc. (Psycho), M.Phil (Socio) Social Worker, CMC-Vellore A Social worker is change agent who initiates development process towards...

MEDICAL DECISION-MAKING: ARE WE DOING THE RIGHT THING?

Dr. Sushma Shivananda Resident Physician at National Cancer Centre, Singapore   Ethical issues in palliative care often surface because it may be difficult to outline clear boundaries about...

TECH-X

Dr. Amogh Nadkarni Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai   The cult classic TV show, Black Mirror, described the world of San Junipero, a virtual reality dreamland aimed...

THE RENDEZVOUS

From the Editors’ desk   A rendezvous is a meeting. A tryst with someone who excites you. In the Victorian era, it would also imply a...

EMPATHY AND THE HUMAN CONDITION

  Dr. Abhinav Chichra   Consultant Psychiatrist, CMC Vellore   As a young boy growing up in New Delhi, it was an everyday occurrence for me to see...

Cerebro

     #LexiCross2019                       Dr. Kishore Kumar  As Lexicon turned 6 years old, we surprised our readers with a crossword puzzle...

Lexi Amma - Pure motherly love

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LEXIAMMA’S LEXIGYAAN

  Difficult questions, simple answers! Resource person: Sister Shakila Murali Oh my dears, why are you all looking so serious! Well, life is not a bed of...

Edu O

Dr. Poonam Nayak   In this fast and competitive world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious about what conferences to be a part of...

LexTeam

LexTeam We are Lexicon! We know pain. Director of Edition : Dr. Raviteja Innamuri Guest Editor: Dr. Sushma Nagasuri Assistant Director: Dr. Madhura Mandlik Core team...