MB.BS, DPM (UCT), DFM (US), M. Phil (UCT) St. Chads Community Health Clinic Main Road, Ezakheni Ladysmith 3381 South Africa
Title: To investigate the Need for Palliative care in Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke) patients at Ladysmith Regional Hospital
I was graduated and achieved MB.BS degree in 1989 from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. There after I have done three post graduations studies respectively Diploma in Palliative Medicine 2007 and MPhil degree in Palliative Medicine, 2016 From the University of cape town, South Africa. I have also did post graduate Diploma in Family Medicine, 2011 from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. I have worked in many countries in the world like Bangladesh, UK, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. Since 2005 I have been working in South Africa under the Department of Health. I am a life member of Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh, UK and Fellow of Royal society of promotion of Health, UK. I am very much passionate about Palliative care Medicine and my thinking is without Palliative care Universal health care coverage cannot be delivered in health sector both public and private.
The objectives of the study were:
1. To identify the holistic care needs of stroke patients.
2. To describe the care provided to stroke patients.
3. To identify the gaps in the care requirements of stroke patients.
From the results of quantitative data analysis by using SS-QOL tools, it was identified that the physical, emotional and social dysfunctions were the major concern of the participants after surviving from acute stroke.