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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Visit to HOSPIS Malaysia

Venue : HOSPIS Malaysia
2 Jalan 4/96, Off Jalan Sekuci
Taman Sri Bahtera, Jalan Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Tel: 60 3 9133 3936

Date : 6 March 2007
Website : http://www.hospismalaysia.org

HOSPIS Malaysia is a charitable organization that provide professional palliative care services in Klang Valley. It is located in cheras (near Cheras Makro) and it took us about 15 minutes to drive from IMU. For location map, please click here.

Basically, palliative care main aim is to improve the quality of life of patients and families facing with life-threathening illness. There are 2 main activities ; Day care and Homecare. In Hospis Cheras, there will be 'day care' every tuesday and thursday.

We arrived there quite early (720AM). At about 9, we were given a short talk on 'pain management'. Next, we were divided into smaller group (2) to follow nurse to patient's home. I followed Dr. Sylvia McCarthy, while PH followed Miss Loi (nurse).

We went to Taman Tan Yew Lai, Sunway Medical Centre, and 2 homes at Shah Alam. I feel sad for the young female who passed away before we reached their home due to breast cancer. During the journey, Dr. Sylvia shared with me her experiences in oncology and palliative care for the past 13 years in Malaysia. She was from UK.

For this 1 day visit, I've learned that:
  • I must appreciate my family members and my loved one
  • Never hesitate to do thing of your interest
  • Live your life fully
  • See this world with an open heart
  • Wake up everyday with a smile

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