Hospice and Palliative Care in Southeast Asia: A review of developments and challenges in Malaysia…

Paperback | December 4, 2009

byMichael Wright, Ednin Hamzah, Temsak Phungrassami

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Since the turn of the century, there has been worldwide growth in the effort to improve the quality of end of life care. Alongside these initiatives, growing interest in the international development of hospice and palliative care has created the need for an informed, in depth overview of thestate of development in different world regions. A follow-up to the successful Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: a review of developments and challenges (Wright and Clark, OUP 2006), this book provides a detailed evidence-base of the palliative care provision in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, identifies barriers to development andhow these may be overcome. The book aims to stimulate a more informed debate around these issues, to improve policy-making among intergovernmental and governmental organisations on end of life care in these regions, and to encourage further research and improved practice. Hospice and Palliative Care in Southeast Asia: a review of developments and challenges in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines includes in-depth country reports that analyse the current state of hospice and palliative care. The book is written using a template that allows effective comparisonbetween countries and regions. Data has been gathered from multiple sources, field visits, and interviews with key activists made possible by close working relations with hospice-palliative care colleagues across the region and in particular through links with the Asia Pacific Hospice PalliativeCare Network (APHN) and the national associations of each country. This book will be of relevance to anyone interested in international palliative care, including practitioners, researchers, policy-makers, social scientist, and medical historians.

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Since the turn of the century, there has been worldwide growth in the effort to improve the quality of end of life care. Alongside these initiatives, growing interest in the international development of hospice and palliative care has created the need for an informed, in depth overview of thestate of development in different world regi...

Michael Wright is a co-founder of Lancaster University's International Observatory on End of Life Care and remains associated with its activities as an honorary research fellow. During a varied professional life he has held the positions of parish priest, high school head teacher, hospital chaplain and senior research fellow. His inte...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:December 4, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Foreword by Dr Cynthia Goh1. Introduction2. Malaysia3. Thailand4. The PhilippinesAppendices