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2021-11-18

1118-Early Palliative Care and Oncology in Taiwan

第五屆亞洲腫瘤護理國際會議

The 5th Asian Oncology Nursing Society Conference (AONS 2021)

 

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Topic

Early Palliative Care and Oncology in Taiwan

Speaker

Cheng-Shyong Chang M.D.
Chang Bing Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan

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Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Palliative Care as an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. The palliative care goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

A significant evidence-base exists to support the systemic implementation of timely palliative care in routine cancer care to reduce variation in care, improve patient outcomes, and reduce health system burden and cost. As a result, the ASCO and ESMO have recommended early integration of palliative care services alongside oncology.

Because some oncologists misunderstand palliative care to suggest that they should pass off their primary palliative care responsibilities to someone else. Rather, when we talk about specialty palliative care, we are referring to care that is provided in addition to the primary palliative care already being provided by the oncologists. Together, oncologists and palliative care specialists working collaboratively can provide more comprehensive care for patients with cancer and their families.

Our society (Taiwan Society of Cancer Palliative Medicine) have been working hard in the past on the education and training of the hospice and palliative care of cancer patients in Taiwan since our establishment in 2004, and we have made improvements and updates in coordination with the relevant policies of the national health authority. Since 2018, Taiwan Accreditation of Cancer Care Program (by Taiwan Cooperative Oncology Group) began to include a standard that cancer prevention and treatment institutions need to establish standards operating procedures for palliative care for advanced cancer patients. Therefore, our society actively refers to international online training courses. The new version of the education curriculum has been completed, and then the program will be recorded and open online classes. We wish after completion, it can improve part of the global disparity of care resources of early palliative care.

 

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Taiwan Society of Cancer Palliative Medicine    2004-2021

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Early Palliative Care for Oncology Patients in Taiwan