Providing palliative care education: Showcasing efforts of asian nurses

Pam Malloy, Sayaka Takenouchi, Hyun Kim, Yuhan Lu, Betty Ferrell

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Most of the world's population lives in Asia. Prevention and detection of cancer, as well as ensuring equitable access to cancer care for all Asians remains a major public health issue and requires governmental involvement and dedicated resources. Palliative care, a medical and nursing specialty, promotes holistic attention to suffering and provides compassionate and interdisciplinary care to the most vulnerable in all societies - those with serious illness. It is nurses who provide the majority of care for patients with cancer, as no other healthcare professional spends more time at the bedside or out in the community assessing and managing these patients and their families. The purpose of this article is to showcase nursing leaders throughout Asia who are receiving palliative care education, educating their colleagues in this care, improving clinical practice, participating in the development of healthcare policies, and advocating for this care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Asia
  • cancer care
  • health-care policy
  • nurses
  • palliative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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