Awareness of palliative care medicine among medical and health care students

Vinaya Rahul Kulkarni, Rahul Vitthal Kulkarni


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.


Awareness, Health care students, Palliative care medicine

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