Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Zee Nee Lim, DR

Travel date: October 6, 2021

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 17th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

Origin: Kuala Lumpour, Malaysia / Destination: Vilvoorde, Belgium

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

I learnt that collaboration with other partners in future research with a strong focus on the development of palliative care service in the community is key to drive change and improvement.

How IAHPC Traveling Scholars Program be improved in order to help other future traveling scholars?

As some LMlCs palliative care providers may not be a member of IAHPC, increasing awareness of such scholarship in other platforms would certainly be helpful.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

Not all palliative care providers from LMlCs have equal opportunities to conduct big research projects that will give impact internationally. Limited by resources and experience in the research field, I learnt that networking locally with other non-palliative care providers, with a strong focus on developing community palliative care, is the key to drive change and quality improvement. In addition, I learnt that research sparks innovation and innovation can drive improvement in quality of care.