Tsung-tueng Bhikshuni

Abbess of Dabei Xueyuan, Director of Taiwan Association of Clinical Buddhist Studies, Committee of Research Ethics at National Taiwan University Hospital, Adjunct Lecturer in Humanistic Care Centre at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Consultant of Nectar Care Service in Singapore (Taiwan)

All religions can provide a healthy view of life, treating death as a part of a healthy life. Everyone needs to face the issue of death when they are young and healthy, but also understand that using the principle and model of palliative care to take care of the older people is the best and most humane, as well as the most reasonable way. The "power of mind" believed by every religion can provide the teachings of "weathering through the life and death peacefully" to dying person and older people so that they can rely on and generate their inner strength in the most painful stage of dying.


Every older person with chronic or incurable illness has the right to receive Palliative Care.

The goal of Palliative Care is to take care of the person in totality even when there is no longer a cure. This care foresees a team of different and diverse professional figures: doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, social and religious assistants helping patients and their families.

Palliative Care is not a palliative.

Together we have the opportunity to spread the meaning and the profound value of Palliative Care and sensitize every country so that it may become an integral part of every national healthcare system.