Awareness of palliative care medicine among medical and health care students


  • Vinaya Rahul Kulkarni Department of Anaesthesiology, B. J. G. Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Rahul Vitthal Kulkarni Consultant Neurophysician, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India



Awareness, Health care students, Palliative care medicine


Background: A study was conducted in B. J. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals SGH, a tertiary government hospital among III-year Undergraduate UG, Nursing and Physiotherapy students, thirty each regarding awareness of palliative care.

Methods: A questionnaire incorporating various drugs and its side effects used in palliative care was circulated to test their knowledge.

Results: A lecture about various aspects of palliative care was taken for them after which the same questionnaire was circulated which showed improvement in their knowledge.

Conclusions: It was indicated that students perceived good awareness and perception level about awareness of medicine used in palliative care.

Author Biographies

Vinaya Rahul Kulkarni, Department of Anaesthesiology, B. J. G. Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Associate professor, Department of Anaesthesia

Rahul Vitthal Kulkarni, Consultant Neurophysician, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Consultant Neurophysician ,


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