Palliative Care and Care for the Elderly are developing within the distinctive structures of South Indian society and family life. This tour takes you to two very different states to give you a top to bottom view of Palliative Care and Care of the Elderly, with some fascinating professional visits ranging from prestigious large hospitals, to Ayurvedic hospitals and pharmacies, to hospices and village community projects in rural India. Travel from gentle, eclectic Kerala into the ancient and cultural land of Tamil Nadu and learn first hand about this richly rewarding part of India.
A full cultural programme is balanced by a wide ranging professional itinerary of visits, talks and meetings with your professional counterparts in rural and urban India.
Gilly Burn set up Cancer Relief India in 1990 and worked as the Project Director of the Indo-British Palliative Care Project from 1993-96 collaboration between Macmillan Cancer Relief and WHO. She has been instrumental in setting up palliative care services in collaboration with Indian colleagues, notably the first hospital based palliative care team in India which is now a WHO Demonstration Project with SE Asia. She was one of the prime instigators in setting up the Indian Association of Palliative Care, and is an expert on palliative care and society in India. Well-travelled and energetic with an excellent sense of humour, Gilly is a great asset to any tour. She has led several highly successful Care of the Elderly and Palliative Care Tours to South India.
Ground only cost: USD $3,170 per person sharing