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Palliative care in Malaysia could be much improved by training GPs to provide such care to patients in the community, as other countries are currently doing.
For seriously ill patients, the palliative care they receive is crucial because it does not only give them relief but also comfort and dignity. The first of this three-part series, Unsung Angels, highlights the importance of palliative care and the need to increase such services.
Palliative care is not just for the old or cancer patients, but also for those with life-limiting illnesses to improve their quality of life.
Helping Malaysians get better hospice and palliative care.
World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which fell on Oct 14, is a timely reminder of the need for palliative care to be an essential component of all aspects of healthcare.
Only 10% of those who require palliative care in Malaysia are receiving such care, leaving a big gap in this important area of healthcare.
This year’s Palliative Care Awareness Campaign by Hospis Malaysia emphasises that in order for every person suffering a serious illness to receive the support they need, everybody needs to get involved.
This final piece in our 'Unsung Angels' special report on palliative care looks at the vivid images captured by documentary photographer SC Shekar, as he hopes to create more awareness of the need for palliative care.
Caregiving till the end.