The Quality of End of Life Care in India and the Measures Towards Improvement

The Quality of End of Life Care in India and the Measures Towards Improvement

End of life care is a person-centred approach of care of an individual, at his or her end of life, guided by a personalized perception of “good death” that encompasses all aspects involved in the comprehensive care of that individual. It involves several key features such as (i) applicability to any person, place and illness (ii) relief of physical, psychological, social, spiritual and existential symptoms (iii) dying at the preferred place of choice and receiving appropriate care by a trained health care provider (iv) having universal access to standard palliative care at the end of life and every individual having a right to a good, peaceful, and dignified death.