Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cycle For Compassion - KASIH Hospice Care Society 2017

Extracted from Kasih Hospice Care Society's website for you to know more about this organisation.

KASIH HOSPICE CARE SOCIETY,KUALA LUMPUR & SELANGOR(KHC) first launched its services in 1997 with its trained volunteers visiting patients in hospitals on a regular basis to give them emotional and spiritual support. It later established its medical team in 2005 to fill a perceived service gap for those people wishing to remain at home whilst living with a life threatening illness. Most of the people who access our service have advanced cancers but there are some who suffer from serious non cancer illness such as AIDS, Motor Neurone Disease, End-stage organ failure,etc.

Palliative care is active holistic ‘whole person care’ with particular focus on pain and symptom management whilst also looking into the psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient.Our team of committed doctors, nurses and volunteers give skillful and dedicated care to those who are very ill, irrespective of race, religion, age or financial status.

We are a non-governmental organisation with a not-for-profit philosophy and our services are free of charge. We are recognised as a service provider by the public and private hospitals in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding region.We assist people to maintain control over their lives and provide a home visitation service for those who require it. We support people of all belief systems on a non-denominational and non-discriminatory basis.

Helping others wherever one can, according to their needs, is the true expression of compassion. KHC aims to offer this gift of friendship, companionship, emotional and spiritual support to those individuals and their families who are facing life-threatening illness in a holistic manner.

KHC views palliative care as a social responsibility as well.The organisation provides training programs for volunteers and the public which aim at cultivating wisdom and compassion through service whilst also equipping them with knowledge about End of Life care.

Our Vision

Helping others through compassion to live well and die well.

Our Mission
KHC serves those with life threatening illness and their family through medical, emotional and spiritual support based on compassion and skillful means.

Our Motto

With Compassion, We Serve
Our Objectives

To provide medical, emotional and spiritual support for patients and their families, at hospitals or at home and eventually to provide an in-patient service.

To create public awareness and interest in providing skilful hospice care through training.

To provide a platform for volunteers to actualise spiritual cultivation as charitable practice.

On 14th May 2017 a charity ride to create awareness for Kasih Hospice Care was successfully organised and the response was encouraging.
The participants started to gather before dawn at Bandar Utama, BU4.
Some of the red shirt marshalls on the road.
Finally a group photo session before it ended. I stole a wefie.

Below is a video clip of the event.

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