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Volunteers in hospice and palliative careA resource for voluntary service managers$
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Rosalind Scott and Steven Howlett

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545827

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.001.0001

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Neighbourhood network in palliative care, Kerala, India

Neighbourhood network in palliative care, Kerala, India

(p.211) Chapter 16 Neighbourhood network in palliative care, Kerala, India
Volunteers in hospice and palliative care

Dr Suresh Kumar

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses palliative care programmes in the south Indian state of Kerala, specifically the Neighbourhood Network in Palliative Care (NNPC). This programme recruits volunteers from the local community and trains them to identify the problems of the chronically ill in their area and to intervene effectively. These volunteers have active support from a network of trained professionals.

Keywords:   palliative care programmes, Kerala, Neighbourhood Network in Palliative Care, NNPC, volunteers, local community, chronically ill, active support, network of trained professionals

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