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Year 2018
June 2018

Certificate in General Basic Palliative Care for Allied Health Professionals

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The following topics will be covered:

  • Principles and overview of palliative care services in Singapore
  • 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
  • Caregiver support, grief and bereavement

The four-day course aims to develop participants’ knowledge in delivering competent, evidence-informed holistic palliative care in any healthcare setting by enhancing their role as part of a multidisciplinary team.


Allied Health Professionals (Art and Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Social Workers) and Pharmacists 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 is a Senior Consultant and the Medical Director of Dover Park Hospice. She joined the 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. 

Course fees before subsidy: SGD 856 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.


Class dates: TBA
Time: 9am – 5pm​
Venue: Dover Park Hospice, 10 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308436

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

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

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