Evaluation (Qualitative)

It was noticed that the most common concern raised by allied health professionals was the difficulty in identifying the appropriate occasions for initiating the provision of end-of-life care. Upon further observations, there was apparently a misconception underlying this concern — participants wrongfully assumed that end-of-life care is only relevant and applicable to patients on their deathbed. Consequently, participants arrived at the paradoxical conclusion that there seemed to be no optimal timing for interventions as any efforts would have already been too late for the dying patients. Reassuringly, much of this misunderstanding has been resolved as the training sessions conveyed the message that end-of-life care is important and beneficial to not only the imminently dying ones, but also to those who are in the earlier stages of a serious illness.