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 in the process. 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 what is palliative care, the gaps and barriers in the practice of palliative care, and the importance of its integration into the UHC.
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
Keywords: what is palliative care, hospice care, public health, end of life, Universal Health Care