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 HOW CAN YOU HELP?
  • Join our Association and keep abreast of Palliative Care News

  • If you have a few hours to spare you can become a volunteer

  • Even if you cannot deal directly with the patients you may be able to contribute by just being a friend, doing some typing or administrative work or even lend a shoulder to another volunteer

  • Alternative therapy like Art therapy, Aroma therapy, Music therapy and Massage therapy needs volunteers

  • Help in organizing fund raising event

  • Donate items to our Association

  • Leave a gift to our Association in your will

  • Buy our cards for all occasions

  • Make a donation—all cheque and postal order should be crossed and made payable to

"Palliative Care Association of Kota Kinabalu"

 

  We are a tax exempted charitable organization

Approved under section 44(6) of the Income Tax Act, 1967.

Cash donation made to us will qualify for tax deduction

In computing your taxable income.

 

GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS

ROLE OF A VOLUNTEER DOCTOR
 
  1. To provide medical care for the palliative patient by:
  2. Making an assessment visit to the home of the patient as and when the needs arise.
  3. Advising on pain and symptom control.
  4. Providing emotional and psychological support for the patient and family members.
  5. To liaise closely with the nurse coordinators of the Home Care Program with regards to the home visits made.
  6. To attend case conferences.
  7. To promote the concept of palliative care by assisting in training and educational programs.

ROLE OF A VOLUNTEER NURSE
 
  1. To provide emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for the patient and family.
  2. To assist in the management of pain and symptom control by working closely with the palliative care team.
  3. To teach and supervise the primary carer on the basic nursing skills, e.g. bed bathing, mouth care, lifting techniques, etc.
  4. To maintain contact with the patient and family by either a home/hospital visit/telephone call weekly.
  5. To record the proceedings of the visit in the patient’s file, and to inform the nurse coordinator of the Home Care Program after each visit/phone contact.
  6. To attend case conferences.
  7. To promote the concept of palliative care by assisting in training and educational programs.
ROLE OF A NON-MEDICAL VOLUNTEER
  1. To provide companionship to the patient and family members.
  2. To assist in practical aspects, e.g. transportation, errands, etc.
  3. To assist with patient’s care. e.g. feeding, personal hygiene.
  4. To provide respite care for the primary carer.
  5. To maintain contact with the patient and family weekly, to inform the nurse coordinator of the Home Care Program after each visit/telephone contact.
  6. To attend case conferences.
  7. To provide bereavement support.
  8. To assist in administrative works, e.g. typing, mailing, computer works, etc.
  9. To assist in the educational and training programs.
  10. To provide complementary therapies, e.g. arts, massage, etc.
  11. To assist with professional advice, e.g. legal matters, auditing, etc
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