245447 Status and Development of Implementation Taiwan Peace Shared Care

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wen-Ling Wang , No.2, Changcing St., Sinjhuang City, Taipei City 242, Taiwan (R.O.C.), No.2, Changcing St., Sinjhuang City, Taipei City 242, Taiwan (R.O.C.), Taipei City, Taiwan
The Status And Development Of Implementation Taiwan Peace Shared Care

Wen-Ling Wang1.2 1. Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, R.O.C.(Taiwan), Division of Cancer Prevention and Control 2. Taipei Medical University, Institute of Public Health PhD student

WHOconsiders palliative care be an integral part of Cancer Treatment Program. More than 30,000 Taiwan people die of cancer every year. If terminal cancer patients could n0t receive appropriate care, not only the patients, but their families and communities also suffer enormous pressure and pain. If patients can be taken good care of their body and soul to their peaceful end of life through the cooperation of the peace team , then can improve their ability to take care of terminal cancer patients. The Department of Health promoted hospice care since 1996. The number and the ratio of cancer patient who has received hospice care in hospital or at home within one year before died increased from 2,341 persons (7.4%) in 2000 to 7,026 persons (18.5%) in 2006. The overall utilization is still below 20%. To allow more terminal cancer patients to receive hospice , Department of Health has subsidized medical organization to set up peaceful co-medical care team to implement "peaceful co-care plan" and to provide palliative care service since 2005. Totally, 38 hospitals launched peaceful co-care hospital service to serve about 10,000 terminal cancer patients in 2007. And to 2008, there were 42 hospitals launched peaceful co-care hospital service and served about 12,000 terminal cancer patients. coverage raised to 31.8%.

Learning Areas:
Epidemiology
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
World Health OrganizationiWHOj considers palliative care to be an integral part of Cancer Prevention & Treatment Program. More than 30,000 Taiwan people die because of cancer every year. If terminal cancer patients couldnft receive appropriate care, not only the patients, but their families and communities also suffer enormous pressure and pain. These are the issues which Health Care Delivery System should recognize and should endeavor to make up the gap and the sorrow. Hospice is a high-tech and high-human modern medical treatment. If patients can be taken good care of their body and soul to their peaceful end of life through the cooperation of the peace team with the original units, then the original units can improve their ability to take care of terminal cancer patients. Thus, Peace Shared will not be restricted to certain patient or certain location. To extend the spirit of Hospice to acute ward to serve terminal patients can even expand effectiveness of palliative care service. The Department of Health has promoted hospice care since 1996. In July 2000, the Legislative Yuan passed palliative care regulations. The number and the ratio of cancer patient who has received hospice care in hospital or at home within one year before he/she died has increased from 2,341 persons (7.4%) in 2000 to 7,026 persons (18.5%) in 2006. However, the overall utilization is still below 20%. To allow more terminal cancer patients to receive hospice , Department of Health has subsidized medical organization to set up peaceful co-medical care team to implement "peaceful co-care plan" and to provide palliative care service since 2005. Totally, 38 hospitals launched peaceful co-care hospital service to serve about 10,000 terminal cancer patients in 2007. And to 2008, there were 42 hospitals launched peaceful co-care hospital service and served about 12,000 terminal cancer patients. Hence, Hospice patient coverage raised to 31.8%.

Keywords: End-of-Life Care, Cancer

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