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Who We Are & History
PPCS is a non-profit, non-Governmental organisation established in year 1995 by a group of dedicated volunteers aimed to provide palliative care services to the patients in need regardless of race, religion and socio-economic status in the state of Perak. The service is provided free of charge. We have a dedicated medical team consisting of palliative care-trained doctors and nurses providing professional palliative care services to patients and their family members at a place of their choice, mainly at home setting.
We are a member of Malaysian Hospice Council, an umbrella body that represents most hospice and palliative care organization in the country. We are also a member of the Asia-Pacific Palliative Care Network.
- To Provide Comfort and Relief of Symptoms to Persons diagnosed with terminal cancer Irrespective of Age, Race, or Religion;
- To Enhance their Quality of Life;
- To Support the Grieving Family appropriately
- Promote awareness on Palliative Care in the community;
- Advocate for better services for the terminally ill;
- Advocate for better education and training for health care provider;
- Promote the spirit of volunteerism;
- Provide Palliative Care services.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is the comprehensive care provided by a multidisciplinary team for those with a life-threatening illness where cure is no longer possible and comfort and symptom control are the main aims.
Palliative care emphasizes the ‘whole person’, ‘whole journey’ approach, caring for the physical, psycho-social and spiritual needs of patients and their families. The care does not stop when patient passes away but it will include bereavement care for the family. It provides relief from pain, shortness of breath, other common symptoms as well as psycho-spiritual suffering.
The goal is to improve and maintain quality of life, to prevent and delay functional loss so that the patient can live to the fullness in their remaining life, while maintaining their dignity and autonomy.
Who Needs Palliative Care?
Incurable cancers form the majority of cases requiring palliative care. Other non-cancerous conditions like end stage organ failures (kidney failure, heart failure, neuro-muscular disorders) would also benefit from palliative care. However we are unable to provide home care services for patients with these conditions due to our limited manpower and resources.