Introduction to Palliative Care Course
Classroom: 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov & 3 Dec 2019
Clinical attachment: 21 Nov 2019
9 half-days course, with 1 day clinical attachment, aimed to increase participants’ confidence and competence in caring for patients with life-limiting conditions.
For more information, please refer to the course brochure.
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 Sylvia Lee Ling Ling
Advanced Practice Nurse (Palliative Care), Dover Park Hospice (Home Care)
PhD (Candidate), Post-Master’s Adv Cert in Palliative Care (USA), MN & BN (Syd), Palliative Care NP (NY), RN
Sylvia 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 practise as Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner in New York State & being accredited by US National Board for Certification of Hospice & Palliative Nurses to practise as 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.
Sylvia is also a certified End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium – International (ELNEC) trainer. She is actively involved in providing Palliative Care Nursing training to nurses from various care settings at basic and advanced practice level.
In 2009, Sylvia was awarded the prestigious ‘President’s Award for Nurses’, and in 2004, she received the inaugural ‘Healthcare Humanity Award’, in recognition of her contributions to palliative care nursing.
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: 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov & 3 Dec 2019
Time: 8am – 12pm
Venue: Dover Park Hospice, 10 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308436