Severe Lack of End-of-Life Care in Hong Kong, Warn Doctors

June 23, 2016

(South China Morning Post) – Understaffed and undertrained, Hong Kong’s end-of-life care services struggle to meet needs of an ageing population, despite government plans to expand the stretched provisions to cover ­support for those who wish to die at home. Hong Kong has only 19 ­palliative care specialists – those who focus on providing physical and psychological care to patients suffering from terminal illness – and university training has been criticised by experts.

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