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Pain and Suffering – Whose Responsibility Is It?

On 17 April 2017, we partnered with Hospis Malaysia to organise an event that spotlighted palliative care and its importance in improving end-of-life care for the terminally ill.

We were honoured by the presence of Professor Bee Wee, a Consultant in Palliative Medicine and National Clinical Director for End of Life Care, NHS England, who gave insights to how palliative care can improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Session Highlights:

  1. Palliative care relieves suffering and provides the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. 
  2. There are 7 principles of palliative care:
    • Screening and identification
    • The urgency of care
    • Comprehensive assessment
    • Care planning
    • Open and respectful communication
    • Symptom management
    • Access to support
  3. Palliative care puts the patient's desires, goals and decisions first. It supports both patient and family by helping them understand treatment plans and how it improves their quality of life. It provides pain and symptom control by focusing on mind, body and spirit – all to reduce unnecessary hospital visits. 

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From left to right: Professor Wee Bee Leng, Ehon Chan, Dr Ednin Hamzah, Dr Mary Suma Cardosa, Puan Hajah Yatela Zainal Abidin

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