Development of a palliative care model - socially, culturally and spiritually applicable for the Kingdom of Bhutan

Tara Devi Laabar

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Abstract

Palliative care, a holistic care approach aimed at improving quality of life of patients with life-limiting illness and that of their families, is minimal or non-existent in low- and middle-income countries. In Bhutan, it is an emerging concept. This PhD research program aimed to develop a palliative care model - socially, culturally and spiritually applicable - for Bhutan. An integrative literature review explored palliative care models in lower-income countries. A needs assessment found that palliative care is urgently required in Bhutan. A contextually appropriate framework for palliative care was developed based on public health strategies informed by local stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Saunders, Christobel, Supervisor
  • Johnson, Claire, Supervisor
  • Auret, Kirsten, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date25 Oct 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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