MIMS Education

Palliative Care: An Essential Function of Primary Health Care

Palliative Care: An Essential Function of Primary Health Care

General PracticeFamily MedicineInternal MedicineGeriatric MedicinePalliative Care
A badge with ribbon in color black CPD Unit: 1 Point | An analog clock in color black 1 Hour | A black calendar with white triangle in center that has a black exclamation point in the middle 30 Jun 2025 


About this course

Palliative care is one of the health spectrum components essential in ensuring the quality of life of patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. This involves identifying and managing the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual challenges inherent in this situation. To achieve this, it is essential to integrate palliative care and hospice care into the practice of primary care providers and should be aligned with the provisions and implementation of Universal Health Care (UHC).
This e-learning module aims to discuss palliative care and the gaps and barriers encountered in its practice, alongisde the importance of its integration into the UHC.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Understand palliative care, including its principles, and role in UHC
  • Have insight into the integration of Palliative Care and Primary Care
  • Understand the recent initiatives in Primary Palliative Care across the region (Asia Pacific)

Topics covered

  • Introduction: What is Palliative Care
  • UHC Timeline and Milestones
  • Gaps and Barriers to Palliative Care
  • Integration of Palliative Care to UHC

Speaker for this course

Karin Estepa-Garcia, MD, FPAFP, FPSHPM
President, Phil Academy of Family Physicians
Chair, Special Interest Group for Cancer and Palliative Care,
WONCA, Asia Pacific Region

1 CPD Point Available

  • Score at least 80% on the quiz.
  • A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.

Keywords: palliative care, palliative care, hospice care, public health, end of life, what is Universal Health Care

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