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Year 2018
June 2018

Introduction to Palliative Care for NAs/ENs

There will be no course runs in 2023.
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This 9 half-days course aims to increase participants’ confidence and competence in caring for patients with life-limiting conditions.

Please see the brochure here.

The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of palliative care perspectives
  • Communication skills for formation of therapeutic relationship with patients and families
  • Basic understanding of the end phase of common cancers and non-cancer conditions
  • Basic understanding of emergencies in palliative care
  • Dementia & caregiver support
  • Recognition of final hours
  • Decision making at end of life
  • Revisiting of clinical skills, contextualized for palliative care
  • Basic assessment and management of symptoms, signs and psychosocial issues encountered at end-of-life
  • Recognition of self-care needs and importance of team support
  • Rehabilitation in palliative care

Enrolled Nurses and Nursing Aides working in nursing homes, hospices or community hospitals who care for patients with life-limiting conditions.

Lead trainer: Ms Sylvia Lee Ling Ling

Ms Sylvia Lee is the first Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in Singapore. She began her journey as a Palliative Care nurse since 1999, after completing her Master of Nursing (Clinical Practice – Gerontology) at the University of Sydney, Australia.

In mid-2006, she completed her Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate: Advanced Practice Nursing in Palliative Care at New York University, USA. She obtained her license to practice as a Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner in New York State and was accredited by US National Board Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses to practice as an Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Nurse (2006-2010).

Sylvia is currently an Advanced Practice Nurse (Palliative Care) with the Home Care and Programme Dignity team (integrated palliative home care services) at Dover Park Hospice.

Course fees before subsidy: $775.75 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.

Please come back again for updates on 2024 course dates.

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

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