Paediatric palliative care forges ahead in Malaysia since royal visit in 2012

071014In September 2012, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton visited Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur and gave her first speech overseas to lend support to the development of paediatric palliative care here in Malaysia. Dr Chong Lee Ai reports on the progress made since that visit and the recent training in paediatric palliative care held in Malaysia through this article.

Hospis Malaysia has been organising the annual Paediatric Palliative Care Workshop since 2012 to provide education and training for providers in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region. This year we had 2 experienced advocates and practitioners as our speakers and facilitators. Joan Marston, the executive director of ICPCN is no stranger to Hospis Malaysia. Joan was instrumental in helping us organise our inaugural workshop in 2012.  Dr Anthony Herbert is an experienced paediatric palliative care consultant from Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

We hope the workshop will encourage and strengthen the participants’ resolve to enhance awareness and change practices at their workplace. Children and families do not need to suffer needlessly because of healthcare professionals’ ignorance…read more

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