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Year 2018
June 2018

Certificate in General Basic Palliative Care

16, 17, 23, and 24 Jul 2024

Registration opens mid May 2024

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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
  • Rehabilitation in Palliative Care (Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy)
  • Art therapy and music therapy in palliative care
  • Care of the dying in their last hours
  • Caregiver support, grief and bereavement

Please refer to the brochure here.

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. Describe the aims of Palliative Rehabilitation
  7. Recognise the importance of caregiver support, grief and bereavement issues


Allied Health Professionals (Art and Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists and Medical Social Workers), Registered Nurses, and Pharmacists 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


Course fees before subsidy: SGD 981 per person (including 9% GST)

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

*Organisations will be billed the amount after subsidy.

Class dates: 16, 17, 23, and 24 Jul 2024

Time: 9am – 5pm​


16 and 17 Jul — On Zoom

23 and 24 Jul — On-site at Dover Park Hospice, Level 3 Training Room                                                                                                                                     TTSH Integrated Care Hub                                                                                                                                                                                     1 Tan Tock Seng Link, Singapore 307382



For enquiries, please email to enquiries@palc.org.sg.

Dates: 11 Jan, 18 Jan, 25 Jan & 1 Feb 2019
Venue: Dover Park Hospice

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