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Year 2018
June 2018

Certificate in Basic Palliative Care for Registered Nurses

There will be no course runs in 2023.

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The following topics will be covered:

  • Principles and overview of palliative care services in Singapore
  • The Palliative Care Team
  • Palliative care in advanced illness (cancers, non-cancers, dementia, frailty)
  • Psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues in palliative care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Communication skills in palliative care
  • Palliative Rehabilitation (role of physiotherapy and occupational therapy)
  • Art therapy and music therapy in palliative care
  • Management of pain and common symptoms
  • Wound management in Palliative Care
  • Care of the dying in their last hours


This course aims to:

  1. Understand the principles and overview of palliative care services in Singapore
  2. Identify psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues in palliative care
  3. Articulate the role of Advance Care Planning
  4. Identify ethical issues in palliative care
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills in palliative care
  6. Understand role of palliative rehabilitation
  7. Recognise the importance of caregiver support, grief and bereavement issues
  8. Able to manage pain and common symptoms in end of life care
  9. Recognise and manage patients at the end of life
  10. Understand the goals and care in palliative wound management

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


Dr Joseph Ong Yew Jin
Senior Consultant, Dover Park Hospice


Adjunct Associate Professor Allyn Hum
Centre Director, PalC
Senior Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital


Course fees before subsidy: SGD 1605 per person (including GST)

*Prevailing course fee subsidy for staff working in eligible Community Care organisations:
90% for Singapore citizens /PR and 45% for work pass holders.

Dates: TBC

Time: 9am – 5pm​
Venue: Online Zoom platform


Registration will open approximately 1 to 2 months before the course. Please come back again for updates on registration opening.

Please email to enquiries@palc.org.sg for any queries.

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

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