Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 November 2009

230 Pages


ISBN: 9780199574964

Bookseller Code (AU)

Chapter 1

Hospice and Palliative Care in Southeast Asia

A review of developments and challenges in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines

Michael Wright, Ednin Hamzah, Temsak Phungrassami, and Agnes Bausa-Claudio

  • A follow-up to the successful Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: a review of developments and challenges (Wright and Clark, OUP 2006)
  • Provides a detailed evidence-base of the palliative care provision in Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines, identifying barriers to development and how these may be overcome
  • Improves policy-making among intergovernmental and governmental organisations on end-of-life-care in Southeast Asia, and encourages further research and improved practice
  • Contains data 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 Palliative Care Network (APHN) and the national associations of each country

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