e-Palliative is a collaborative project of Malabar Cancer Centre, Thalassery and C-DIT, Thiruvananthapuram. The objective of the project is to develop a web based online Palliative Care and support network to support the palliative care activities of different palliative care units and to provide online resources and support to them. The system helps the palliative care unit to get regular consulting and advices from medical experts through online. The secondary objective of the project is to enhance the palliative activities of different units and to co-ordinate them effectively. Also the system helps to provide palliative resources and training to health workers and staff through online. The proposed system is a joint collaboration by the Health system and Health Information Technology to enhance the quality of palliative care activities. This project through the dedicated team efforts will be a mile stone in the palliative care activities.
This concept and project on e-Palliative care has been developed indigenously by MCC with the support of CDIT. Though this concept was introduced and tried for the past 2 years, the formal induction of the project into the clinical practice of Cancer Palliative Medicine is a recent event.