Odontuya Davaasuren, MD, PhD

Odontuya Davaasuren , MD, PhD

Professor, General Practice and Basic Skills Department, Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

E-mail: davaasodontuya@yahoo.com
odontuya@mnums.edu.mn
Skype: odontuya.davaasuren1

Dr. Odontuya Davaasuren is particularly interested in strategies for integrating palliative care into existing healthcare system of Mongolia and developing palliative care policy, education, drug availability, advocacy to improve quality of life for Mongolian palliative care patients. She was mother of palliative care in Mongolia. She has established the Mongolian Palliative Care Society, Palliative Care Resource Training Center in Mongolia, published handbooks for doctors, nurses, voluntary care givers, organized Conferences and courses on palliative care, participated in establishing Palliative Care Standard and other legislative acts, spoken widely on multiple palliative care subjects.

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Other Appointments

  • Member of International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care, 2012-present
  • Member of WONCA, 2012 – present
  • Licensee Expert of the Ministry of Health of Mongolia, 2014 – present
  • Member of Asia Pacific Hospice Network, 2005 – present
  • Dean of General Practice Committee of the Ministry of Health, Mongolia
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Health Sciences University of Mongolia, School of Medicine, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2008-present
  • Member of Asia Pacific Hospice Network, 2005-present
  • Director of Palliative Care Resource Training Center, Mongolian Palliative Care Society, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2005-present
  • President of Mongolian Palliative Care Society, 2000-present

Key Accomplishments

  • Author/editor, “Pain management” guide, Ministry of Health, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2011
  • Author of 688 page book “Modern palliative care”, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2011
  • Author of 176 pages handbook “Care givers guide”, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2007
  • Author/editor Mongolian Palliative Care Standard, National Standardization Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2005
  • Author of 512 pages textbook “Palliative care”, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2003
  • Author/editor of 100 pages textbook “Palliative treatment”, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2002, 2003

Education / Honors

  • Graduate, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA, and OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 2012-2014
  • Professor, Health Sciences University of Mongolia, 2012
  • Fellow, Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, California, USA, 2008-2011
  • Ph.D., National Medical University of Mongolia, 1989-1993
  • Postgraduate training: Palliative care practice, Palliative care department, National Cancer Center, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2004
  • Postgraduate training: Basic and Advanced Palliative Medicine Course, Poznan, Poland, 2002-2003
  • Medical Degree: Pediatrics Medical Academy of Saints Petersburg, Russia, 1977-1983
  • Participant in the documentary film “After Cicely”; www.aftercicely.com

Key Publications
Journal articles

  • G. Shurenmyagmar, D. Odontuya. “ Study of nutrition risk factors within palliative care patients in Mongolia”  Mongolian  Journal “Health Sciences“ Vol.9, №6 (28), 2013, p.36-40
  • G. Shurenmyagmar, D. Odontuya. “Study of weight lost and malnutrition within palliative care patients in Mongolia” Mongolian  Journal “Health Sciences“ Vol.9, №6 (28), 2013, p. 32-35
  • E. Munkhtuya, D. Odontuya. “Incidence of constipation within palliative care patients and its correlation with age, sex, cancer location”, Mongolian Journal “Health Sciences“ Vol.9, №6 (28), 2013, p.81-84
  • E. Munkhtuya, D. Odontuya. “Risk factors for constipation within palliative care patients”, Mongolian Journal “Health Sciences“ Vol.9, №6 (28), 2013, 85-88 х
  • G. Shurenmyagmar, D. Odontuya. “ Palliative care patients Nutrition”, Mongolian Journal “Diagnosis” №1 (61), 2014, p.66-69
  • G. Shurenmyagmar, D. Odontuya. “Caring of palliative care patients with poor appetites”, Mongolian Journal   “Diagnosis” №1 (61), 2014, p. 70-72
  • D. Odontuya, Yo. Byambasuren. “Pain management by celiac plexus block” “Scientific papers”, II Summit of Mongolian women – scientists, 2014, p.87-92
  • Davaasuren O. Bereavement care- new trend in palliative care, Innovation, 2013, Vol7, N1,3, p.21-25
  • Davaasuren O. Byambasuren Yo. The effect of the spinal neurolysis in patients with severe cancer pain, Innovation, 2013, Vol7, N1,3, p.26-31
  • Davaasuren O. The measuring the quality of life index within the palliative care patients, Innovation, 2013, Vol7, N1,3, p.32-37
  • Davaasuren O. Pediatric palliative care in Mongolia – an unmet need, “Paidos” Norvegian Pediatrics Journal 2012, Nr 30 (3) P 100-115
  • Enkhjargal E, Odontuya D. Study of implementation: The palliative care standard within health organizations in Darkhan Uul province, Journal Health Sciences, 2012, Vol 9, N 2 (19), 26-29 х.
  • Davaasuren O. Dignity therapy- new trends in palliative care., Journal “Family medicine” 2011, Vol 24, N 2,3, p. 6-9
  • Davaasuren O., Study about use of adjutants for neuropathic pain within family doctors, Journal “Family medicine” 2011, Vol 24, N 2,3, p. 29-33
  • Davaasuren O. Nutrition of palliative care patients. Journal “Onosh” (Diagnosis), 2010, Vol 46, N2, p. 66-79
  • Davaasuren O., Enkhjargal E., “Quality assessment in Palliative care” book “10 years of palliative care in Mongolia”, 2010, p. 57-71
  • Davaasuren O., Bultuush B., Study of effectiveness of hypodermoclysis therapy within cancer patients Journal “Innovation” 2008, Vol 5., N 2, p. 26-32
  • Davaasuren O., Stjernsward J., Callaway M., Gombodorj Ts., Hagan R., Govind S., Chimedtseren M., Ferris F., Wheeler M., Mongolia: Establishing a national Palliative Care Program” “Journal on pain and symptom management” May 2007, V 33, N 5, p. 568-572
  • Davaasuren O., “Recommendation for family doctors about cancer pain relief”, “Health Sciences” Journal special number for anniversary, 2006, p. 30-31
  • Davaasuren O. Mongolia: The present situation and future of Palliative Care, “Journal on pain and symptom management” August 2002, V 24, N 2, p. 208-2010

Books

  • Davaasuren Odontuya “Children with special health care needs” Ulaanbaatar, 2014
  • Davaasuren Odontuya “Exercises and physical activities for children and adults” Ulaanbaatar, 2013
  • Davaasuren O, ”Modern palliative care”, ISBN 978-99962-0-425-8, Ulaanbaatar, ADMON, 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Davaasuren Odontuya “ Family doctors and rural doctors primary palliative care”, Ulaanbaatar, 2011
  • Davaasuren O. A need for developing non cancer palliative care in Mongolia and impediments, “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” Conference book, p.22-32, 2012
  • Davaasuren O. Enkhjargal E. Assessment of quality of life of palliative care patients of Darkhan Uul province, “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” book, p.34-43, 2012
  • Davaasuren O. Byambasuren Yo., Ganbold L. Comparison of  the effects of celiac plexus block and morphine treatment in Patients with cancer pain, , “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” book, p.43-50, 2012
  • Davaasuren O. Galbadrakh R., Enkhjargal E., Burenjargal B., Munguntsetseg L. Why we need pediatric palliative care in Mongolia, “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” book, p.52-64, 2012
  • Davaasuren O. Batsukh G. Emergency calls of non-cancer palliative care patients in Bayanzurkh district, “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” book, p.91-94, 2012
  • Davaasuren O. Shurenmyagmar G. Assessment of nutrition among palliative care patients, “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” book, p.97-102, 2012
  • Davaasuren O. Bayartsogt B., Khajidmaa A. Feeding risk co-efficiency within patients after stroke, “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” book, p.103-107. 2012
  • Davaasuren O. Dolforine- Fentanile patch for 3 days pain relive, “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” book, 198-203х., 2012
  • Davaasuren O. Lidocoine protocol, “Developing comprehensive palliative care for improving quality of life” book, 216-219х, 2012
  • Davaasuren O.,”Modern palliative care”, ISBN 978-99962-0-425-8, Ulaanbaatar, ADMON, 2011
  • Davaasuren O. “Voluntary care givers guide”, Ulaanbaatar, ADMON, 2009
  • Davaasuren O. “Communication skills and management of Family doctors”, 1st edition, Ulaanbaatar, ADMON, 2006
  • Davaasuren O., Tsetsegdari G., Byambasuren Yo., Dashdavaa D., Altankhuyag L., Gantuya Ts., Terendagva. D., Navchaa G., Bayasgalan N., Bolormaa B., Galbadrakh. R., Ulziibayar.Sh., Sukhbaatar, Sh., Altaishakhan Kh., “Palliative medicine” handbook for advanced courses, Ulaanbaatar, ADMON, 2006
  • Davaasuren O., Byambasuren S., Terendagva.., Ulziibayar.Sh., Oyunkhuu, Sh., “Palliative care” , Ulaanbaatar, ADMON, 2003
  • Davaasuren O., Byambasuren S., Terendagva D.., Ulziibayar.Sh., Myagmar L., Ulziibayar.Sh., Batkhuyag P., Myagmartseren D., Oyunkhuu, Sh., Sukhbaatar, Sh., Munkhtaivan A., Tamir Sh., Sevjid N., Narangerel D. “Palliative treatment” , Ulaanbaatar, ADMON, 2003

Abstracts

  • “Study of needs for establishing pediatrics palliative care ward in the Mongolian National Center for Mother and Child Health” Scientific Conference -56, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2014, p.51-52
  • “Palliative care and patients’ rights” TV and DVD presentation by Human Rights Committee in Mongolia and Open Society Foundation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2014
  • Davaasuren O. Effectiveness of using “Blue sheet” for family members of the palliative care patients in the end of life. WONCA Conference, Jeju, Korea, March, 2013, P 178
  • Davaasuren O. Study on need of beds for palliative care patients and patient’s satisfaction from different palliative care services. WONCA Conference, Jeju, Korea, March, 2013, P180
  • Davaasuren O. The study of traditional methods for prevention and control of pressure ulcer. 10APHC-2013, Bangkok, Thailand, P155
  • Davaasuren O. The study of incidents of non-healing wounds within palliative care patients. 10APHC-2013, Bangkok, Thailand, P156
  • Davaasuren O. Risk factors for constipation within palliative care patients. 10APHC-2013, Bangkok, Thailand, P157
  • Davaasuren O. The different diet therapy for palliative care patients. 10APHC-2013, Bangkok, Thailand, P158
  • Davaasuren O. Nutrition risk assessment within palliative care patients. 10APHC-2013, Bangkok, Thailand, P159

Key Presentations

  • “Palliative care and patients’ rights” TV and DVD presentation by Human Rights Committee in Mongolia and Open Society Foundation, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2014
  • “Challenges for developing palliative care in the post socialist countries and methods for solving problems” Yerevan, Аrmenia, 2013
  • “13 years of Palliative Care in Mongolia “Yerevan, Аrmenia, 2013
  • “Incidence of ascitis within palliative care patients, cared in Hope and Green Home hospices” Scientific Conference -56,  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2014, p.49-50
  • “Study of needs for establishing pediatrics palliative care ward in the Mongolian National Center for Mother and Child Health” Scientific Conference -56, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, 2014, p.51-52
  • My life inspired by love and guided by knowledge” Columbus, Ohio, USA   
  • Odontuya D., Enkhjargal E., Needs for developing non cancer palliative care in Mongolia and important role of family doctors, 11th Mongolian –Japanese Joint Symposium-2012. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, p.15-16
  • Davaasuren O., 10 years of Palliative care in Mongolia, Proffered paper, 9th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2011. Penang . Malaysia, p. 37
  • Davaasuren O., Bultuush B., “Effectiveness of using “Blue sheet” for family members of PC patients in the end of life” 9th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference 2011. Penang, Malaysia, p. 166
  • Davaasuren O., Altankhuyag L. “Palliative care patients and family care givers- support for psychological symptoms in Mongolia”, 2009, APHConference “Together”, Ausrtalia, Perth, p. 87.
  • Davaasuren O., Burenjargal B., “Effectiveness of hypodermoclysis therapy in palliative care”, 2009, APHConference “Together” , Ausrtalia, Perth, p.179
  • Davaasuren O., Bulgantsetseg B., “Study about pressure ulcers risk factors and methods for prevention”, The 7th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference” “Nurturing Partnerships in Hospice Care”, “, 2007 September, Manila, Philippine, p.107
  • Davaasuren O., Dashdavaa D., Study about “Burn out ” syndrom between palliative care workers in Mongolia and methods for prevention and elimination “”Burn out”, International Conference on Palliative Care: Theory, skills and practices, June 2006, Hangzhou, China, p.165-168

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