Project name: Enabling Palliative Care Trainers in Bandung, Indonesia
Host partners: Indonesia Cancer Foundation (YKI), YKI West Java and Dr Hasan Sadikin General Hospital
Singapore partner: Individual volunteers from the palliative care sector in Singapore
Project aim: To improve the quality of life for terminally ill patients in need of palliative care in West Java.
Duration: 2019 - 2021
Outcomes: Singapore International Volunteers (SIVs), comprising healthcare professionals from the palliative care sector in Singapore, conducted six workshops and trained 70 Indonesian practitioners to provide enhanced hospital/community-based palliative care services in hospitals in Indonesia. A group of 17 Master Trainers were equipped with the skills to share the acquired knowledge with their peers in eight other hospitals in Indonesia.
YKI Central also conducted 20 workshops for more than 2,300 palliative care professionals from other YKI chapters across 10 provinces in Indonesia.
The multi-disciplinary approach on palliative care interventions had resulted in an increase in awareness and understanding of the principles of palliative care – from doctors, nurses, allied health professionals to caregivers. This led to better cooperation amongst the different healthcare professionals and translated to better and integrated care for the patients and their families.