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Education
Year 2018
June 2018

Certificate in Basic Palliative Care for Registered Nurses

Classroom: 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb & 6 Mar 2020
Clinical attachment: 24 Feb, 25 Feb, 26 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb & 2 Mar 2020

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The following topics will be covered:

  • Principles and overview of palliative care services in Singapore
  • Palliative care in advanced illness (cancers and non-cancers)
  • Management of pain and common symptoms
  • Psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues in palliative care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Communication skills in palliative care
  • Role of physiotherapy (including rehabilitation), occupational therapy, art therapy and music therapy in palliative care
  • Wound management
  • Care of the dying in their last hours
  • Caregiver support, grief and bereavement
  • Clinical attachment to inpatient hospices, homecare and hospitals

The seven-day course, with six days clinical attachments, aimed to develop participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge in delivering competent, evidence-informed holistic palliative care in any healthcare setting.

Registered Nurses who are involved or interested in the provision of palliative care to adult patients and their families.

Dr Ong Wah Ying
MBBS, MMed (Family Medicine), FAMS
Deputy Director (Education), PalC
Senior Consultant and Medical Director, Dover Park Hospice

Dr Ong joined Dover Park Hospice in 2006. She was previously Adjunct Assistant Professor with the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 2010 to 2017, overseeing undergraduate palliative medicine postings under the Family Medicine module. As Assistant Course Director, she pioneered the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine. She is also Honorary Treasurer of the Singapore Hospice Council, and Visiting Consultant in Tan Tock Seng Hospital.


Adjunct Associate Professor Allyn Hum
MBBS BAO, MRCP, DPM, FAMS
Centre Director, PalC
Senior Consultant, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Dr Hum is Director of Programme Dignity, Singapore’s first palliative home care programme for patients living with advanced dementia. She co-edited the book ‘The Bedside Palliative Medicine Handbook’, which serves as a practical guide to palliative medicine.

Course fees before subsidy: SGD 1,391 per person (including GST)

*Prevailing course fee subsidy for staff working in eligible Community Care organisations:
90% for Singaporean/PR and 45% for non-Singaporean/PR.

*Organisations will be billed the amount after subsidy:
– Singaporean/PR: $139.10 (90% subsidy)
– Non-Singaporean/PR: $765.05 (45% subsidy)


Classroom dates: 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb & 6 Mar 2020
Time: 9am – 5pm​
Venue: Dover Park Hospice, 10 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308436

Clinical attachment dates: 24 Feb, 25 Feb, 26 Feb, 27 Feb, 28 Feb & 2 Mar 2020 (full day)
Venue: TBA (various inpatient hospices, home care and hospitals)

Registration will open in November 2019.

If you are keen to register, please email to enquiries@palc.org.sg and we will be in touch.

Dates: 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 22 Feb, 8 Mar 2019
Venue: Dover Park Hospice

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