Buddhist Approach to Improve the Quality of Life of Palliative Patients


  • Rungkanit Thongpool Mahachulalongkornrajvidyalaya University, Thailand
  • Sanu Mahatthanadull Mahachulalongkornrajvidyalaya University, Thailand


Improve, Quality of Life, Palliative Patients


This article presents the Buddhist approach to improve the quality of life of palliative patients. Basically, the requirements of the palliative care accessibility to the population in primary health care. The health care professionals working, in this context have access to quality training in palliative care. The ultimate goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and their family, regardless of diagnosis. Although palliative care, unlike hospice care, does not depend on prognosis, as the end of life approaches, the role of palliative care intensifies and focuses on aggressive symptom management and psychosocial support. This study is focusing on the quality of life of palliative patients. The findings show the four sublimes state of mind is the principles used in palliative care patients. To use in palliative care patients, it needs to cultivate the four sublime states of mind. Likewise, Buddhist approach for improve the quality of life of palliative patients, meditation is one of the alternative medicines with several health benefits in adults and elderly people including cognitive and physical function. The practical application of meditation is what will enable used in palliative care patients. Therefore, this article might not only be beneficial to all palliative patients and also for the followers of Buddhism who interesting to improve the quality of life of palliative patients.


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How to Cite

Thongpool, R. ., & Mahatthanadull, S. . (2021). Buddhist Approach to Improve the Quality of Life of Palliative Patients. Journal of International Buddhist Studies, 12(2), 53–63. Retrieved from https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/article/view/2573