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Tentatively 15 and 16 Feb 2022

Please come back for updates on registration opening.

Year 2021
February 2021

Certificate in Community Palliative Care: Psychosocial Care

1st run: 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 6 May 2022

2nd run: 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep 2022

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Access to supportive care, palliative care and end-of-life care are essential for persons living with an advance illness. In this course, community health and social care professionals will be offered a foundational overview of psychosocial issues faced by their clients living across illness trajectories in the community, and consider their roles in providing holistic support.

Course outline

Part I: An introduction to palliative care, end-of-life care & supportive care (PES) – Framework, Models & Illness Trajectory

Part II: Contemporary perspectives in PES care – Decision- making in PES Care, Advanced Care Planning, Lasting Power of Attorney and Grief Management

Part III: Partners in PES care – Caregivers, Inter-professional Teams, Care Management, PES Care Resources and Self-care of the Professionals


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the philosophy and models of palliative care, end-of-life care & supportive care (PES)
  2. Define illness trajectory & its impact on psychosocial well-being
  3. Understand symptoms & their psychological impact
  4. Apply the biopsychosocial & spiritual framework of assessment
  5. Understand decision-making at end-of-life
  6. Use of Advanced Care Planning & Lasting Power of Attorney
  7. Understand grief & grief management
  8. Involve caregivers & family members as care partners & service users
  9. Discover ways to work within & across inter-professional teams
  10. Explain care management, referral & co-ordination in PES care
  11. Identify resources & schemes applicable to PES care
  12. Recognize the importance of self-care of the professional

Allied Health Professionals, Psychosocial Care Staff, Community Nurses, Clinicians, Administrators and Managers leading care teams in community health and social service agencies supporting clients with life- limiting/threatening illnesses and early career professionals in supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.

Ms CHEE Wai Yee, MSc Palliative Care
Program Director at the Singapore Hospice Council, Senior Director for Community End-of-Life and Bereavement Care at Montfort Care

Dr Gilbert FAN Kam Tong, RSW, FAPA
Master Medical Social Worker at National Cancer Centre, Singapore. Member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement

Ms KOH Tang En, MSW
Medical Social Worker at Dover Park Hospice, Fellow at Zelda Foster Studies in Palliative & End-of-Life Care, New York University

Ms PEH Cheng Wan, MSocSci
Medical Social Worker who has more than 10 years of experience working in Palliative Care settings

Fees before subsidy: SGD 642.00 per person (including GST)

*Prevailing 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.

1st run: 22 Mar, 29 Mar, 5 Apr, 12 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 6 May 2022

2nd run: 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep 2022

Time: 9am – 1pm

Venue: Online Zoom platform

This course will involve synchronous online lectures, virtual small group discussions, course materials posted on online learning portal.

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.


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