PPCS will be organising an Hospice Run in conjunction with the 2018 International Hospice and Palliative Care Day. The main objective is to increase public awareness regarding Palliative Care. We encourage healthy life style. There is a family package to encourage family bonding during the event. Its not a competitive run….so you can run, jog, walk fast, walk slow, walk in groups, walk as a family… will be fun. Only 5 km. If you can finish in one hour, you have reached our target. There will be information booths, free medical check up booth, T-shirts and goodies bags etc.
Online registration is already open at https://event.howei.com/event/hospice-run-2018. Early bird discounts are available till 16 August 2018. Registration closes on 9 September 2018
influence over thoughts, emotions, moods, memories, and behaviors. Scents are
experienced long before words. Scents can have a powerful influence over how a
person thinks, feels, and behaves. Aromatherapy allows a person to bind the
olfactory power of plants for healing, or simply to enhance state of well-being.
In Complementary Therapy integrating aromatherapy into palliative care,
especially in palliative massage enables a certain “healing” that is not
merely physical, but emotional, mental and spiritual. I personally became
more and more conscious that working on these levels and integrating
aromatherapy into clinical environment has enabled to assist my patients
in improving their emotional well being.
Benefits of aromatherapy can be noted in promoting relaxation, alleviating
anxiety, reducing depression, reducing pain, reducing nausea, alleviating
physical symptoms, alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, improve sleep,
reduce stress and tension, assists in psychological distress and provide
emotional support, improves well being and quality of life and live with
altered body image. In my work, I have especially seen improvements
in patients’ emotions during sessions which bring about clarity into their
being despite deterioration.
In integrating scents into massage intervention, it is important for
therapists to adhere to basic guidelines when treating a patient with
aromatherapy. They should avoid using any pressure directly on the
area of cancer or affected area. Also, to avoid pressure work with
patients who are taking anti-oagulation medication or who have
low platelet counts. Being aware of signs and symptoms, when
deep vein thrombosis is suspected or diagnosed, massage to
the affected limb is avoided. Avoid areas of bony metastases
and stoma areas, dressings, catheters and TENS machines.
Be aware of patients with lowered immune functions,
as they are more susceptible to infections. Be aware that skin can
be sensitive and/or paper thin due to medication, treatment and
especially in the elderly.
|Subtle Aromatherapy works on the spiritual and psychiclevels of healing.
Once a patient has reached their end of life, working on the level of the
higher self helps the emotional, mental and spiritual come to terms with
the physical and so helps the patient reach acceptance and so attain
calmness, tranquility and lack of fear. With this, it is possible to
improve the quality of life of a patient holistically.
Chandrika P. Choo
10 PPCS Staff attended Train the Trainers Course of ELNEC-Core Curriculum. PPCS plans to conduct workshops for nurses. Our first workshop will be 25-26 May 2016. Interested Nurses kindly refer to https://www.dropbox.com/s/vdeo2kqzhvbiymm/ELNEC%20Training%20brochure.doc?dl=0.
There is a brochure giving all the info needed to attend the workshop.
PPCS made a press release on 10th October 2015 in conjunction with the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day to improve awareness of public regarding Palliative Care. In line with this years theme “Hidden lives / Hidden Patients” PPCS highlighted that it provides services to rural ares from Tapah, Kampar, Batu Gajah, Tronoh, Seri Iskandar, Setiawan, Lumut, Pantai Remis, Parit, Kuala Kangsar Sg Siput and all surrounding rural areas. We also strive to provide services for End of Life care for patients other than Cancer. The news was publicised in Ipoh Echo on 16 October and The Star on 17 October2015.
PERAK PALLATIVE CARE SOCIETY (PPCS)
Palliative care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients with life-threatening illnesses. It uses a multi-disciplinary approach, involving the coordination of medical, nursing and allied health services in formulating a plan of care that addresses a patient’s individual needs.
The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and family. Prior to the 90s in Malaysia, palliative care was unknown in both the private and public health sectors. Patients who had cancer where curative treatment was no longer possible were generally left feeling abandoned. The experience of patients and of their family members, relatives and friends was acute helplessness and heart-wrenching despair. This was the situation in Malaysia for many decades. Palliative care, which was already practiced in many developed countries, finally made itself known in Malaysia in the early 90s.
For Perak, interest in palliative care was initiated in Ipoh by an oncologist. This led to the formation of the Palliative Care Resource and Interest Group (the forerunner of PPCS) in April 1993 in Ipoh. The goal of this interest group was to stimulate awareness and interest in the field of palliative care through workshops, seminars and lectures. By September 1994, a Protem Committee was formed and on 23rd February 1995, PPCS was formally registered with the Registrar of Societies. On 15th August 1998, it was granted tax exempt status by the Inland Revenue Department. All funding for PPCS services are mainly from public donations, fund raising events and grants from the Social Welfare Department.
For many years due to nursing resource constraints, PPCS was only able to offer its home care services to clients who reside within a 20km radius of Ipoh. PPCS was very aware that there were service needs beyond the 20km radius coverage and also in many towns outside of Ipoh within Perak. As its nursing resources increased, it began to widen its service area and by 2010, PPCS was also finally able to assign a nurse specifically to service clients in towns up to Lumut to the West, up to Tapah to the South, and up to Kuala Kangsar to the North.
One of PPCS’s hope and vision is to see palliative care centers develop and mushroom in other major towns in Perak. It wants to encourage people who see a need to have palliative care services available in their towns set up their own palliative care teams. This is one of PPCS roles defined in Project Cendawan and PPCS plans to work actively on this role in 2015.
MANJUNG PALLIATIVE WORKSHOP
An introduction to palliative care and its challenge
Date : 18th April 2015 (Saturday)
Time : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Venue : Marina Island Pangkor Resort & Hotel
Teluk Muruh, Lumut
All who are interested in palliative care are welcome
Free registration. Tea breaks and lunch provided
For enquiries/registration, please contact PPCS at
Tel: 05-5464732 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Cendawan was launched by PPCS in 1998. The aim of the project is to help communities living in areas beyond the service area of our Ipoh Home Care Team to set up their own palliative care teams.
The objectives of Project Cendawan are:
(1) To initiate Home Care support for patients who need palliative care.
(2) To provide hands-on training for care-givers.
(3) To encourage people in areas outside of Ipoh to set up their own palliative care services.
(4) To support district hospitals in their effort to set up Palliative Care Teams.
(5) To support Government Health Care Centers in their effort to provide Palliative Care Services.
9..00 am – 9.30 am Registration
9.30 am – 10.30 am Welcome & Opening Talk/Slide Presentation – Introduction of Palliative Care And Perak Palliative Care Society
10.30 am – 11.00 am Case Study 1
11.00 am – 11.30 am Tea Break
11.30 am – 12.00 pm Challenges of Forming a Palliative Task Force
12.00 pm – 12.30 am Case Study 2
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm Volunteerism
1.00 pm – 2.15 pm Lunch
2.15 pm – 2.30 pm Community Awareness
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Case Study 3
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Fund Raising
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm Death and Dying
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm Tea Break
4.30 pm – 5.00 pm Q & A
MANJUNG PALLIATIVE WORKSHOP
An introduction to palliative care and its challenges
Name: Dato / Datin / Prof. / Dr / Mr / Mrs / Ms Mailing Address:
Telephone: Office : Residence :
Fax : Mobile :
PROJECT CENDAWAN (蘑菇计划)
MANJUNG PALLIATIVE WORKSHOP
日期 : 18th April 2015 (Saturday)， 四月十八日(星期六)
时间 : 9.00 am ━ 5.00 pm
地点 : Marina Island Pangkor Resort & Hotel
Teluk Muruh, Lumut
询问 /注册，请联络 PPCS
电话 : 05-5464732 或 电邮地址: email@example.com
网络地址 : www.ppcs.org.my
舒缓护理的目标是要改善病患者及其家人的生活品质。在九十年代以前根本没有听说过舒缓护理这类的服务。一般来说癌症患者在无药可医的情况下会觉得极度的无助及痛心绝望 ! 几十年前大马的情况就是如此。 先进国家早有此类的服务。现在它终于来到我国。
在此霹雳舒缓护理开始是由一位肿瘤科医生发起的。一九九三年四月在怡保设立了 PPCS的前身，主要活动是主办工作坊，会议，讲座会来激发社会对舒缓护理的认识与兴趣。一九九四年九月成立了“创始理事会“。 接着在一九九五年二月二十三日正式注册成立了PPCS。一九九八年八月被纳税局批准为免税组织。PPCS主要的资源来自大众捐款，筹款活动以及社会福利部的拨款。 许多年来由于资源的限制,PPCS只能提供在怡保市区20公里范围以内患者做上门的服务。我们知道许多在范围以外，甚至在霹雳州内其他市镇,都有迫切的需要。随着护理资源的增加，我们逐渐扩展照顾病人的范围,直到2010年。我们终于可以分派一位护士照顾病患者，西至半盛港，南至打巴市，北至江沙市。
PPCS 的一个希望和远景是看到更多舒缓中心在其他城市的成立。我们鼓励对此服务觉得有需要或认知它需求性的善心人们能自发性的在他们的社区内设立舒缓护理团队。这是2015年在Project Cendawan计划, PPCS办演一个重要的角色。
PROJECT CENDAWAN (蘑菇计划)
PPCS 于1998 年发动此计划。 目的是帮助住在怡保以外的地区建立他们自己的安宁舒缓护理队。
Project Cendawan 的目标是:
9.00 am – 9.30 am 注册
9.30 am – 10.30 am 敬近致词/幻灯片介绍 : 舒缓护理及霹叻舒缓护理协会
10.30 am – 11.00 am 案例之一
11.00 am – 11.30 am 茶点
11.30 am – 12.00 pm 设立舒缓护理动力队伍的挑战
12.00 pm – 12.30 am 案例之二
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm ”志工的作用”
1.00 pm – 2.15 pm 午餐
2.15 pm – 2.30 pm 社区意识认知
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm 案例之三
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm 筹款与资金来源支助
3.30 pm – 4.00 pm 死亡临终
4.00 pm – 4.30 pm 茶点
4.30 pm – 5.00 pm 问答环节
Tasek Corporation Berhad (TCB) expanded its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
initiatives this year in medical/health and sport.
In its medical/health sponsorship, TCB donated four units of Home Oxygen Concentrator
Machines worth RM17,460 to the Perak Palliative Care Society (PPCS) to provide
personalized quality care to cancer patients requiring such machines at home.
Dato’ Dr Ziaudin Ahamed B Abdul Kareem (Director/CEO of PPCS)
received the machines on
behalf of PPCS.
Mr Benc Cha (Group Human Resource Manager), Mdm Yantee
(Training & Development, Manager) and Ms Nur Syamsidar
(Training & Development, Executive) represented Tasek Corporation
Read more in Ipoh ECHO:
Symphony of Voices is a Charity Concert organised by Mr. Eugene Pook, Artistic Director and Conductor. on 22 October 2014. The Kuala Lumpur Orchestra will be performing in this concert at Grand Ballroom, Syuen Hotel, Ipoh. It is being organised in aid of PPCS and Assunta Palliative Care Centre. Tickets are available at PPCS. Please support.