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Year 2019
July 2019

Palliative Care in Advanced Non-cancer Conditions

1 and 2 Aug 2024

Registration opens early Jun 2024

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As our population ages, more people will be developing chronic medical conditions which will progress and eventually lead to death. The challenges of managing a patient with advanced non-cancer conditions can be fairly different from caring for someone who is suffering from advanced cancer. The 2-day course will highlight these challenges and focus on palliative care approaches to help healthcare professionals manage non-cancer end-of-life care better.

Topics covered:

Day 1:

  • Introduction to palliative care in non-cancer conditions
  • Challenges in non-cancer palliative care
  • Advanced respiratory diseases
  • End-stage renal disease
  • End-stage heart failure
  • Home ventilation support – issues and challenges

Day 2:

  • End-stage liver diseases
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • End-of-life care in frailty
  • End-of-life care in long-term care settings
  • Psychosocial issues and community resources

Please refer to the brochure here.

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Appreciate the challenges faced in caring for patients with advanced non-cancer conditions.
  2. Understand the commonly encountered symptoms in end-stage organ failure and neurodegenerative diseases and ways to manage these symptoms effectively.
  3. Understand the psychosocial and spiritual needs of these patients and their families.
  4. Know what local community resources are available to support these patients and their families.


Doctors, Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Psychosocial Staff who care for patients with advanced chronic illnesses in the acute, intermediate or long-term care settings.

Adjunct Associate Professor Wu Huei Yaw

Adj A/Prof Wu is a senior consultant with the Department of Palliative Medicine in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He has a special interest in non-cancer palliative care and was actively involved in the development and clinical support of the first home palliative care programme for organ failure patients in Singapore.

Course fees before subsidy: $457.80 per person (including 9% 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.

Dates: 1 and 2 Aug 2024

Time: 9am – 5pm​

Venue: Dover Park Hospice, Level 3 Training Room                                                                                                                                                         TTSH Integrated Care Hub                                                                                                                                                                                     1 Tan Tock Seng Link, Singapore 307382

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

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