Vol VII, Issue 4 Date of Publication: October 28, 2022
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20529/IJME.2022.013

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Crossing over: compassion at the end of life

Georgiaria J Fernandes
“All I could do was give her solace and companionship as best as I could, without breaking down myself.” This is what Dr Kavitha, a Medical Officer at Karunashraya, has to say remembering her patient Kamala. And this is what defines Karunashraya, which steps in for “care” when the doctors have no “cure”. Karunashraya — [literally meaning “abode of compassion” in several Indian languages, Karuna (compassion) + ashraya (abode)] — a hospice located in Bangalore, India, provides compassionate care to cancer patients at the end of life.

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