Why it's necessary to destigmatise palliative care for children

Ng, Alvin Lai Oon * (2023) Why it's necessary to destigmatise palliative care for children. Star Media Group Berhad, The Star.

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What happens to parents when their child is diagnosed with a life-threatening terminal illness or medical complications? They go through a lot of medical procedures, sleepless nights, work disruptions, lifestyle readjustments and financial difficulties, all of which contribute to significant emotional distress. While medical professionals deal with the physical health issue at hand, who addresses the psychological coping mechanisms of the child with illness, parents and other family members? The answer is usually a counsellor or psychologist. But do we have that luxury in our country’s healthcare system? Not really.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: children with life-limiting illnesses; paediatric palliative care; Malaysian Children’s Hospice (MCH); Malaysian Association of Paediatric Palliative Care (MAPPAC).
Subjects: R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Divisions: Sunway University > School of Medical and Life Sciences [formerly School of Healthcare and Medical Sciences until 2020] > Dept. Psychology
Depositing User: Ms Yong Yee Chan
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Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2024 23:35
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2024 23:35
URI: http://eprints.sunway.edu.my/id/eprint/2466

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