Healing and dying with dignity: Where does India stand?

Palliative care is a neglected issue in the Indian healthcare system, with few exceptions. The peer community – individuals, patients and their families, medical professionals, and lawyers – is sharply polarised in the discourse on the ethics of assisted dying or euthanasia in the Indian setting. The diversity of sociocultural...

Perceptions of stigma among medical and nursing students and tuberculosis and diabetes patients at a teaching hospital in southern India

Stigma has a significant impact on the diagnosis of a variety of illnesses, patients' compliance with treatment and their recovery from these diseases. However, the Indian medical and nursing curriculum has given relatively little attention to recognizing and addressing the issue of stigma. This study compared the perception of stigma with respect to tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus among medical and nursing students to that among..

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The Eighth Krishna Raj Memorial Lecture: The Golden Rule: a remedy for decadence in global health

Dr Eric Suba will speak on cancer screening trials conducted on more than 300,000 women in the slums of Mumbai and villages in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Multiple ethical review in North–South collaborative research: the experience of the Ebola-Tx trial in Guinea

The process of double ethical review involves the ethics committees (ECs) in the country(ies) of the research site(s) and of the sponsor. This paper aims to assess the experience of the double ethical review in the Ebola-Tx trial, and to make general recommendations...

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