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26 Jan 2023 - 27 Jan 2023

Registration open. Please register by 11 Jan 2023

Next course run: 7 & 8 Sep 2023

Year 2018
June 2018

Certificate in General Basic Palliative Care

Next course run: 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 12 Apr 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
  • Care of the dying in their last hours
  • Caregiver support, grief and bereavement


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


Allied Health Professionals (Art and Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech Therapists and Medical Social Workers) 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 963 per person (including 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: 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 12 Apr 2023

Time: 9am – 5pm​


28 Mar and 4 Apr — On Zoom

11 Apr and 12 Apr — TTSH Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Level 2 Hall 3
18 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308443


Registration will open in mid Jan 2023. Please email to enquiries@palc.org.sg for any queries.

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

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