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Access to Palliative Care for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis in Malaysia

posted on 2020-03-16, 09:11 authored by WING LOONG CHEONG
Multiple sclerosis is an incurable, degenerative disease that causes patients to suffer from physical and psychological suffering. Patients with multiple sclerosis often suffer as much from their symptoms as patients with cancer. Despite that, patients with multiple sclerosis in Malaysia often do not receive palliative care that could help them relieve their suffering and improve their quality of life. This thesis identified some of the factors preventing patients with multiple sclerosis in Malaysia from receiving palliative care. This includes the lack of awareness of multiple sclerosis in general and the needs of its patients, the lack of understanding of palliative care, and a healthcare model that makes it easy to deny rather than to provide palliative care to patients.


Principal supervisor

Devi Mohan

Additional supervisor 1

Daniel Reidpath

Additional supervisor 2

Narelle Warren

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences