Pallium India Inc

Purpose statement for Research and Academic Collaboration Research and Academic Collaboration

We welcome collaboration between international scholars and Pallium India staff to deepen our collective understanding of the successes and challenges faced by the palliative care field in India. As is often the case when clinical and advocacy needs are overwhelming for a non-governmental organization, there is limited time to empirically validate our achievements or to document our narratives.

International academicians and researchers can serve an important need for Pallium India as mentors, collaborative co-writers, editors for grants, research proposals and publications. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will serve to strengthen our work in the field. In addition, narratives and reflective works will provide the social and emotional context of the communities Pallium India serves every day. 

Here are some examples of collaborative publications: 

  • Ajjarapu AS, Broderick A. Home-Based Palliative Care Program Relieves Chronic Pain in Kerala, India: Success Realized Through Patient, Family Narratives. Perm J. 2018; 22:17-151. Link to full text.
  • Kwok IB. An Iceberg in India. J Palliat Med. 2019;22(11):1302-1303. Link to abstract. 
  • Sunilkumar MM, Lockman K. Practical Pharmacology of Methadone: A Long-acting Opioid. Indian J Palliat Care. 2018;24(Suppl 1): S10-S14. Link to full text.
  • Viswanath V, Palat G, Chary S, Broderick A. Challenges of Using Methadone in the Indian Pain and Palliative Care Practice. Indian J Palliat Care. 2018;24(Suppl 1): S30-S35. Link to full text.
  • Palat G, Vallath N, Chary S, Broderick A. When to Use Methadone for pain: A Case-Based Approach. Indian J Palliat Care. 2018;24(Suppl 1): S15-S20. Link to full text.
  • Taylor GH, Krakauer EL, and Sanders JJ. Find Out What They Lack, Try to Provide: A Qualitative Investigation of Palliative Care Services Adapted to Local Need in a Low-Resource Setting. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2020; 23(6). Link to abstract.
  • Macy MA. Through the eyes of child: reflections on my mother’s death from cancer. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 2013; 27:2, 176-178. Link to full text.
  • Rajagopal MR, Ito K. Pain in Bali. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy. 2015: 29:4, 408-411. Link to full-text.
  • Glass M, Rana S, Coghlan R, et al. Global Palliative Care Education in the Time of COVID-19 [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jul 24]. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020;60(4): e14-e19. Link to full-text.

We invite researchers and academicians to join the Research and Academic Initiative at Pallium India to promote the study and highlight the context of palliative care in India.  For more information, please contact

Project ECHO® is an online lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best practice specialty care and reduce health disparities through its hub-and-spoke knowledge sharing networks.

ECHO India is a not-for-profit organization working with Project ECHO towards building capacity in the areas of healthcare, education, and others. 

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