Assisting Terminally ill Patients with Pastoral Care (Raboan Discussion Forum)

Yogyakarta – Wednesday (10/11) Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities Universitas Gadjah Mada (CBMH UGM) held a Raboan discussion forum. CBMH UGM presented topic Pastoral Care for Terminal Disease Patients. This topic is carried by Imanuel Eko Anggun S., M.Sc who is an alumni of UGM Bioethics Masters Program. Meanwhile, the discussion forum was led by Puri Swastika GKD, SE, M.Sc as moderator.

Pastoral Care is a form of patient assistance that has long been applied in the health sector. However, in Indonesia, the service from the hospital is still not widely known by the patient and the patient’s family. According to Anggun’s research, there are still many patients who do not know or even hesitate to ask for spiritual assistance. As a result, this service does not run optimally in hospitals. Although spiritual assistance is needed especially for patients with severe disease or terminal illness. read more