Assisi Hospice Singapore

12th November 2018

On 23 October 2018  CSI’s Global Health Director, Professor Richard Harding, gave a seminar at the Singapore Hospice Council Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum entitled ‘Patient reported outcomes for clinical use, quality improvement & research: opportunities and challenges’.

Professor Harding gave an overview on the importance of measuring outcomes in hospice and palliative care.  Research shows that outcome measurement improves quality and adds value in palliative care in different cultural settings around the world. The seminar looked at addressing what matters most to patients.  Incorporating what matters to patients is key to providing holistic care to patients and their families. Outcomes in palliative care differ from many other health fields – and may be more difficult to capture as they are so subjective, hence the importance of using validated outcome measures developed for use in palliative care such as the Palliative care Outcome Scale (POS).

For more information about outcome measurement in palliative care please visit the POS website https://pos-pal.org/