Palliative care to be extended

THAILAND | The Bangkok Post – 11 October 2014 – The Public Health Ministry will extend palliative care for terminally ill people to cover all of its 16 hospitals from seven at present. Minister Rajata Rajatanavin said the Medical Services Department would develop a system and standards of care for terminally ill patients to suit each disease and each type of medical facility… Standardised services including pain management and palliative care, as well as mental and spiritual advice, will be provided to help both patients and their relatives. Suphan Srithamma, directorgeneral of the department, said seven of its facilities had offered palliative care in their quality-of-life wards for the past 10 years…read more

An article from Media Watch, compiled and annotated by Barry R. Ashpole (Ontario, Canada). More reports can be found at IPCRC.NET

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