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Seniors

GPs in palliative care: How Malaysia compares to the world

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.

Seniors

Unsung Angels: How palliative care gives dignity to seriously ill patients

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.

Wellness

Palliative care: Care that comforts

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.

Seniors

Providing better access to palliative care

Helping Malaysians get better hospice and palliative care.

Wellness

Palliative care: Do not leave those suffering behind

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.

Family

Because patients who need palliative care matter

Only 10% of those who require palliative care in Malaysia are receiving such care, leaving a big gap in this important area of healthcare.

Wellness

Palliative Care Awareness Campaign addresses elephant in the room

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.

Seniors

Photos of end-of-life patients bring more awareness to palliative care

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.

Living

Palliative care gives relief to patients and their families

Caregiving till the end.

Community

Out to spread palliative care

IN CONJUNCTION with the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2015, the Perak Palliative Care Society (PPCS) is encouraging the referral of patients in need of palliative care to their home care services.