Introduction to Palliative Care Course
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9 half-days course, with 1 day clinical attachment, aimed to increase participants’ confidence and competence in caring for patients with life-limiting conditions.
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
- Recognition of final hours and advance care planning
- Revisiting clinical skills, in the context of palliative care
- Basic assessment and management of symptoms, signs and psychosocial issues encountered at the end-of-life
- Recognition of self-care needs
- Complementary therapies
- 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.
Ms Susan Chan Bee Sim
Senior Nurse Clinician, Home Care
Dover Park Hospice
Master of Science (Palliative Care), King’s College, United Kingdom
Graduate Certificate in Health Care (Palliative Care), Flinders University, Australia
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Nursing Studies, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Registered Nurse, London, United Kingdom
Susan has experience working in a multitude of palliative care settings. In 2010, together with a team of dedicated and like-minded colleagues, she was part of the team which started the Home Care team at Dover Park Hospice. She has also worked in the inpatient team as well. In addition to clinical home visits, Susan also teaches a variety of topics on palliative care with The Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education (PaIC).
Previously, Susan had worked in an acute hospital setting as a Palliative Care Nurse Clinician at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and also in the Home Care team at HCA Hospice Care.
Susan was a recipient of the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2007.
Course fees before subsidy: $695.50 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.
Classroom dates: TBA
Time: 8am – 12pm
Venue: Dover Park Hospice, 10 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308436
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