The impact and importance of palliative care is slowly becoming recognised around the world. In 2014, the 67th World Health Assembly resolution 67.19 : ‘Strengthening of palliative care as a component of comprehensive care throughout the life course’ was passed. The Lancet Commission: Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief – an imperative of universal health coverage published in Oct 2017 showed a strategy of improving access to palliative care and pain relief
In many countries, palliative care access to palliative care remains limited. In cancer programmes, patients are often referred very late in their disease. There is now significant evidence of the benefits of palliative care in cancer care and it is imperative that palliative care is given greater prominence as part of a countries cancer control strategy.
Cancer pain relief is another cause for concern and many patients, especially in low resource countries, still have difficulty in accessing medicines for pain relief.
This symposium, organized by Hospis Malaysia and the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network will discuss on the evidence for palliative care in pain and symptom control, reducing suffering, meeting patient goals of care and the economic implications for countries in implementing palliative care programmes.
- Dr Stephen Connor, Executive Director, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance
- Dr Elizabeth Gwyther, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa
- Dr Emmanuel Luyirika, Executive Director, African Palliative Care Association
- Prof Jim Cleary, Director, Pain and Policies Study Group, University Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Centre
- Prof Julia Downing, Chief Executive Officer, International Children’s Palliative Care Network
- Prof Cynthia Goh, Chairperson, Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network
- Dr Richard Lim, National Advisor, Palliative Medicine, Ministry of Health Malaysia
- Dr Ednin Hamzah, Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia
Hospis Malaysia Auditorium (Level 1), 2 Jalan 4/96Off Jalan Sekuci 56100 CHERAS
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