Chiang Mai University Medical School
We are a 3000 beds medical school hospital in Thailand.
As a tertiary care hospital, the majority of our patients have cancer and advanced stage disease.
We have palliative care training curriculum for Family Medicine trainees and plan to establish a hospice in June 2018.
Currently, we apply the SPICT tool to help identify palliative patients informally. We are looking for the opportunity to research and support use of this tool internationally.
Prince of Songkla University
Our palliative home care center is located in the Songklanagarind Hospital, a 1000-bed teaching hospital and the largest hospital in Southern Thailand. Our center offers home and community care services for patients with cancers and chronic diseases, residency training and research. Under the 'Memorandum of Understanding' with the National Taiwan University, we have been exchanging staff and making residency visits for palliative care training.
Our center has back-translated and adapted SPICT-LIS in clinical practice. The referral cases from other specialists including internal medicine, surgery and oncology are screened with SPICT-LIS to identify if palliative care would be benefit. We recognise that SPICT-LIS has potential for improvement and in continuing development of palliative care.
We are open to collaboration from any colleagues interested in our work and SPICT-LIS.