Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

EDITORIAL
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1519--1522

A primary care–based patient centric palliative care model


Sunil Kumar Raina1, Raman Kumar2, Rajiv Kumar Gupta3 
1 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. RP Govt. Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 President, Academy of Family Physicians of India, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunil Kumar Raina
Department of Community Medicine, Dr. RP Govt. Medical College, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh
India

The World Health Organization defined palliative care as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual. The patient centric primary care model (PCCM) promises to provide a solution to control these health-care challenges. The model is largely based on the chronic care model (CCM) and the model developed by the Organized Medicine Academic Guild (OMAG) for delivering health care in India.


How to cite this article:
Raina SK, Kumar R, Gupta RK. A primary care–based patient centric palliative care model.J Family Med Prim Care 2019;8:1519-1522


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Raina SK, Kumar R, Gupta RK. A primary care–based patient centric palliative care model. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Sep 22 ];8:1519-1522
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