Dr. Ghauri Aggarwal who is the Head of Palliative Medicine Department at the Concord Hospital in New South Wales, Australia was here in Malaysia to deliver some scientific lectures at the 11th Malaysian Hospice Congress. Dr. Ednin Hamzah of Hospis Malaysia made arrangements for her to visit PPCS on the 17-18th Jun 2014. With her almost 20 years experience in Palliative Care, she is such a valuable expert who could share her knowledge with us. In addition to having discussions on management of cases by home care team of PPCS, we had ward rounds and bed side teaching at PCUs at both Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun and Hospital Batu Gajah.
We wish to thank Dr. Ghauri for her visit to Ipoh and teaching almost all doctors and nurses involved in Palliative Care Services in Ipoh. The sessions were great discussing options for management according to Ethical practices and approach to communication and even handling grief reactions.
We also wish to thank Dr. Ednin / Hospis Malaysia for making this possible.