2020 World Hospice & Palliative care Day Celebration in Beijing Cancer Hospital

2020 World Hospice & Palliative care Day Celebration in Beijing Cancer Hospital

Event Date

Saturday, 10 October 2020

The World Day of Hospice Care and Palliative Care is the day to call attention of the whole world to the significance of palliative care. This year's theme is "My Care, My Comfort", which emphasizes respect for patients' comfort in order to raise awareness and understanding of the needs of patients and their families. Symptoms related to cancer and adverse events resulted from anticancer treatment haunted cancer patients in the whole course of disease. To promote patients’ awareness of palliative care and direct them to seek help, we launched a variety of cancer palliative care promotion activities on the platform of the palliative care center and day oncology unit of Peking University Cancer Hospital this year. Since the establishment five years ago, the palliative care center of Peking University Cancer Hospital has been implementing palliative care into day oncology unit in physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects, creating a model named “palliative care encounter with day oncology unit”, which is well accepted by patients and their families. It has made good exploration and practice in nutrition, CINV prevention, VTE prevention and pain management, which has been spread throughout the country and recognized by peers. To commemorate the World Day of Hospice Care and Palliative Care in 2020, the medical staff of the palliative care center and day oncology center give lectures to patients and caregivers, introducing the concept of palliative care and the importance of symptom management. Besides, we introduced practical tips in symptom management at home and how to seek help when needed. We sent "blessing" cards and publicity materials to the patients, wishing them a better prognosis and an early recovery. In this way, we encourage patients to seek help from palliative care teams in terms of physical, mental, social and spiritual aspects. Emphasis is placed on the following five aspects: 1) Combination of palliative care and Anticancer Therapy; 2) Emphasizing the importance of the multiple disciplinary team of tumor; 3) Real-time awareness and management of patients’ adverse events and symptoms; 4) Attention to the needs of patients and their families during and after treatment; 5) Expansion and extension of services to improve the quality of life of patients. It calls on all sectors of the community to pay attention to the comfort of cancer patients. Palliative Care: it's "My Care, My Comfort." We're on the move!

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  • Country: China
  • City: Beijing

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