MIMS Education

Palliative Care: An Essential Function of Primary Health Care

Palliative Care: An Essential Function of Primary Health Care

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeGeriatric MedicineInternal MedicinePalliative Care
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About this course

Palliative care is one of the health spectrum components essential in ensuring the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. This involves identifying and managing the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual challenges in the process. To achieve this, it is essential to integrate palliative care and hospice care into the practice of primary care providers and should be aligned with the provisions and implementation of Universal Health Care (UHC).

This e-learning module aims to discuss what is palliative care, the gaps and barriers in the practice of palliative care, and the importance of its integration into the UHC.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Understand palliative care, including its principles, and role in UHC
  • Have insight into the integration of Palliative Care and Primary Care
  • Understand the recent initiatives in Primary Palliative Care across the region (Asia Pacific)

Topics covered

  • Introduction: What is Palliative Care
  • UHC Timeline and Milestones
  • Gaps and Barriers to Palliative Care
  • Integration of Palliative Care to UHC

Keywords: what is palliative care, palliative care, hospice care, public health, end of life, Universal Health Care