Poppy and Periwinkles by Maria Kamal As with everyone else, cancer patients have families, loved ones, who care for them,Read more
Poppy and Periwinkles
by Maria Kamal
Assessment and management of patients with advanced cancer involve physical, cognitive, psychosocial and spiritual aspects. A holistic approach would ensure that the aim of care is achieved. Much of the assessment would require the physician to spend time with the patient, asking relevant open-ended and specific questions, listening to the related as well as seemingly non-relevant answers. Effective communication skills will point us towards the hints and signals that the patients give away.
Poppy and Periwinkles by Maria Kamal Palliative medicine is a relatively new field in Malaysia. It is, at the moment,Read more