From 9 – 10 February, a delegation of four Taiwanese medical scientists attended the Palliative Care Outcome Scale (POS) Workshop held at the Cicely Saunders Institute (CSI), King’s College London, where they shared their experiences in the integrated POS translation in Taiwan.
The delegation which was led by Dr Li-Lin Kuo, Deputy-superintendent of Zhong-Xiao branch, Taipei City Hospital, and accompanied by staff from the TRO’s Science Division, was welcomed by Professor Irene Higginson, Director of the CSI and her colleagues Dr Richard Harding, and Dr Ping Guo in a pre-workshop meeting.
They exchanged ideas on three main topics; the current status of POS, holistic healthcare from Taipei City Hospital, and experience of community-based palliative care in Taiwan. The delegation also discussed future research collaboration and how to further advance the actual effectiveness of the palliative care implementation in Taiwan.
Professor Higginson paid tribute to the development and the wide-ranging achievements of Taipei City Hospital and said she would continue supporting the palliative care training and research collaboration between Taiwan and the UK.