Primary Palliative Care
What is Primary Palliative Care?
Primary palliative care is palliative care practised by primary health care workers, who are the principal providers of integrated health care for people in local communities throughout their life. It includes early identification and triggering of palliative care as part of integrated and holistic chronic disease management, collaborating with specialist palliative care services where they exist, and strengthening underlying professional capabilities in primary care. (Munday et al., 2019)
Aims of our Special Interest Group
To bring together colleagues in the Asia Pacific Region who are working in primary care and/or palliative care with a vision for delivering palliative care in the community within primary care.
- Dr Chamath Fernando (Chair, Sri Lanka)
- Dr Karin Estapa-Garcia (Secretary, The Philippines)
- Dr Ednin Hamzah (Advisor to the SIG, Chairman APHN, Malaysia)
- Dr Daniel Munday (Advisor to the SIG, Nepal)
- Dr Maria Witjaksono (International Liaison, Indonesia)
- Dr Agnes Bausa-Claudio (Membership of the SIG, The Phillippines)
- Dr Ping-Jen Chen (Primary Palliative Care Research and Publications, Taiwan)
- Dr Jenifer Jeba S. (PPC Education, India)
- Dr Sylvia McCarthy (CME activities, Malaysia)
- Dr Teguh Kristian Perdamaian (Logistics/ Financial, Indonesia).
- Mr Cheng Tah Nern (Coordinator, Singapore)
Contact (Secretary): [email protected]
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