HCA Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium & Public Forum

Hello everyone!

As part of HCA continual community outreach efforts and in commemorate HCA 30th Anniversary, they are hosting a symposium and public forum on 15 Mar 2019 and 16 Mar 2019 respectively. Details as follows:

1)  HCA Symposium:  Making Every Day a Good Day for The Child

Date:        Friday, 15 March 2019
Time:        8.30am to 3.00pm
Venue:      HCA Hospice Care
Address:  705 Serangoon Road, Block A, Level 2,
                   @ Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, Singapore 328127
Fee:          $35 (Inclusive of lunch)

Seats will be given to the first 60 participants who register on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.  The registration will end when all seats are filled.

2) HCA Public Forum:  Talking to Your Child about Illness, Death and Dying

Date:      Saturday, 16 March 2019
Time:      2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue:    Ramada by Wyndham Singapore at Zhongshan Park
Address:  16 Ah Hood Road, Singapore 329982
Fee        :  Free of Charge

Seats will be given to the first 100 participants who register on a first-come-first-serve basis.  The registration will end when all seats are filled.

The event details are attached for your reference.

Who should attend:

Nurses, social workers, paediatricians, all training registrars and caregivers.

Introduction To Mindfulness In Palliative Care- ASPAC (Malaysia)

Disclaimer: This course is not organised by the APHN

Note: The workshop is suitable for all healthcare workers and volunteers 

35th LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine

 

Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care CTC3 Training Programme – India

Report on Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care CTC3 training programme – India, 12 to 16 January 2019

Written by: Ms Joyce Chee, Assistant Manager, APHN

The 5-day Foundation Course of the Lien Collaborative for Palliative Care 3rd Cancer Treatment Centre (CTC) training programme in India was conducted from 12 to 16 January 2019, at Lemon Tree Premier Aerocity Hotel in New Delhi, India. The course was taught by a 15 member team consisting of Dr Sushma Bhatnagar, Dr Cynthia Goh, Dr Jeremy Johnson, Dr Naveen Salins, Dr Charu Singh, Dr Anjum Joad, Dr Seema Rao, Dr Roopesh Jain, Dr Savita Butola, Ms Nileema Shingade, Dr Santosh Chaturvedi, Dr Shalini Singh and Ms Neetu S Mahajan.

A total of 45 participants from the following 12 CTCs were specially selected for the programme

1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar
2. AIIMS, Raipur
3. AIIMS Bhopal
4. Balco Medical Center
5. Government Hospital Gandhi Nagar, Jammu
6. Government Medical College Srinagar
7. Kota Cancer Hospital Research Centre
8. Mahavir Cancer Sansthan & Research Centre, Patna
9. Rabindra Nath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur
10. Saheed Hasan Khan Mewati Government Medical College (SHKM GMC), Harayana
11. Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Medical College, Jaipur
12. Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS)

Each team of CTC consists of 3 to 4 doctors and nurses. The aim of this programme is to for each team to start palliative care services back at their CTCs after the training programme, so that these CTCs can grow to become the centre of excellence for palliative care. This foundation course marks the beginning of the journey for them.

Throughout the 5 days, participants learned the fundamental knowledge of palliative care through interactive discussions, small group role plays, and large group teachings. All participants left written comments that they will spread awareness, introduce and improve on palliative care in their hospitals. They were all very willing to speak to the administration to improve on resources provided, involve all clinical departments in sensitisation on palliative care and educate their colleagues and patients about it. They have also acquired an in-depth understanding of the concept of palliative care and will use it in their clinical practices.

Overall, the foundation course was successfully conducted and feedback was well received. The CTC teams will move on to start a week of clinical attachments at AIIMS, New Delhi from February to May.

Here are some pictures of the training course:

Teambuilding session – Making the tallest giraffe

Small group role play – Breaking bed news

Final Day group photo

 

Palliative Care Course for Pharmacists (Advanced Curriculum)

REGISTER NOW FOR AN UPCOMING COURSE!

Palliative Care Course for Pharmacists (Advanced Curriculum)
25 Feb – 22 May 2019
(Online registration may close earlier when maximum intake capacity has been reached)

WHPCD 2018 Event at Hospice Klang

Hospice Klang shared with us their video of their WHPCD event on 13th October 2018, where patients were invited to speak about their needs and prominent people in the community were invited to listen.

APHN Webinar #10

Hello everyone!

The APHN will be hosting it's first webinar of the 2019 APHN Webinar series on 24th January 2019. Once again, we have partners all over the region who will be screening this webinar at the respective venues for you to attend! Get this chance to network with other APHN members and friends!

We are honoured to have Dr Naveen Salins speaking on the topic of "Management of Delirium". Dr Salins is the Professor and Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. His area of interest in palliative care is end-of-life (EOL) care, and he played a pivotal role in drawing up the position statement and policy guidelines on EOL care for India. He is one of the national lead from India for disseminating the integrated care plan for the dying by collaborating with the International Collaborative for the Best Care of the Dying, University of Liverpool. He played a significant role in the ICRMR, ELICIT, IAPC initiative towards creating the standard definitions and terms for the end of life care. We believe that you will be able to get the latest updates and enjoy the meaningful discussions during this webinar session.

Join us! This webinar is FREE for all palliative care colleagues, so SIGN UP NOW at this link! Registration closes when slots have been filled up.

Note: For 2019, non-organisational members/non-Lien Collaborative affiliated countries (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Bhutan and China) will only be able to participate in two webinars. Hence, we encourage you to join our APHN membership. Membership fees start from USD $20 You may click on this link to apply: http://aphn.org/membership-2/application-for-organisational-membership/

We will like to thank all participating organisations for hosting this event and supporting this APHN initiative.

For more information or if your organisation will also like to participate, you may contact Joyce at aphn@aphn.org or call +65 6235 5166.

(The full list of host sites is still pending, do check back to see if your region has an available host site. The last date to register your institution as a host site is 15/1/19.)


REGISTRATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU.

Teaching Hospital of Sichuan University

Venue:

Remote Consultation Center (3rd Floor), Huaxi Xiyuan Building, Palliative Medicine Department of No. 4 West China Teaching Hospital of Sichuan University

Sec.3, No.18, Ren Min South Road, Chengdu, China

Hospis Bangladesh

Venue:

Hospice Bangladesh, Meeting Room

92/2/A, Asad Avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital

Venue:

National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Conference Room, Level 2, Hospital Building Mohakhali

TB Gate Road, Mohakhali, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Dr. STM Hospital Government Medical College, Haldwani

Venue: 

Dept of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Dr. STM Hospital Government Medical College, Haldwani

Rampur Road, Haldwani, Nainital, Haldwani, Uttarakhand 263129, India

RMD Specialties Hospital

Venue:

No:13, Raghaviah Road, T.Nagar, Chennai 600017

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow

Venue:

Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow, Seminar Room, Department of Anaesthesia

Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226014, India

Dharmais Cancer Hospital

Venue: 

Dharmais Cancer Hospital, Webinar Room 4th Floor, Management Building

Slipi, Jalan Letjen Jend. S. Parman No.84-86, RT.4/RW.9, Kota Bambu Sel., Palmerah, Kota Jakarta Barat, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital

Venue: Venue TBC

Universitas Padjadjaran, Faculty of Nursing

Venue:

Faculty of Nursing Universitas Padjadjaran , Audiovisual Room, Academic Building II, 2nd Floor

Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km. 21 Jatinangor

West Java, Indonesia 45363

 

Sri Lanka Medical Association

Venue:

The Council Room, Sri Lanka Medical Association, No. 06, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07.

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Venue: 

National Centre for Primary Care and Allergy Research, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Conference Room (1st Floor)Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Egodawatta Road, Boralesgamuwa 10290

Davao Regional Medical Center

Venue:

Family Medicine Conference Room at Palliative Ward, Level 2 Main Building, Davao Regional Medical Center

Apokon, Tagum City

Healthserv Los Banos Medical Center

Venue:

Healthserv Los Banos Medical Center, Medical Arts Building, Level 5, Board Room

8817 National Hwy, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Hospice Philippines

Venue:

INTEGRITY TRAINING ROOM
Menarini Phils Inc.
4/F, 11th ave corner 28th St. Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City
Taguig, Philippines

Lung Center Of Philippines

Venue:

Lung Center of Philippines, 1st Floor AVR

Quezon Avenue, Quezon City 1100, Philippines

Makati Medical Center

Venue:

Makati Medical Center, 1st Floor Circular, Tower 1, Cancer Center Conference Room

No. 2 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines 1229

National Kidney and Transplant Institute

Venue:

National Kidney and Transplant Institute, 2nd Floor Diagnostic Building, Radiology Conference Room

 

Philippine Institute Of Traditional And Alternative Health Care

Venue: 

Philippine Institute Of Traditional And Alternative Health Care, 2nd Floor

Pitahc Building, Matapang, Pinyahan, Quezon City, 1100 Metro Manila, Philippines

San Beda University

Venue:

Pamanang Bedista, San Beda University

Mendiola St, San Miguel, Manila, 1005 Metro Manila, Philippines

Silliman University Medical Center

Venue:

5th Floor Roofdeck, Medical Arts Building
Silliman University Medical Center
V. Aldecoa Road Daro Dumaguete City

The Ruth Foundation for Palliative And Hospice Care Inc.

Venue:

The Ruth Foundation for Palliative And Hospice Care Inc., Room Number 2719,27th Floor

Entrata Urban Complex #2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City Alabang Muntinlupa City, Philippines

Yishun Community Hospital

Venue:

Yishun Community Hospital, Tower E Level 1 Auditorium

2 Yishun Central 2

Singapore 768024

 

Karunruk Palliative Care Center

Venue:

Karunruk Palliative Care Center, Conference Room, 18th Floor, Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Memorial Building, Srinakarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University 123

Mittraparp Highway, Muang District, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand

APHN-Hospis Malaysia: Workshop on Palliative Care Nursing

Workshop on Palliative Care Nursing : 26 – 27 January 2019

Dear Doctors, Nurses & fellow healthcare professionals,

We would like to invite participants to our 2-day palliative care workshop on Nursing Care on 26 and 27 January 2019 which kick starts our series of workshops for 2019.

Palliative Care provides patients with life-limiting illness and their families a new opportunity for choice when many curative options are lost. The objective of this workshop is to equip healthcare professionals with necessary skill and knowledge towards provision of a holistic patient-centered care.

This workshop is conducted in English and facilitated by experienced Palliative Care Nurses from Sydney, Australia, Mr. Joshua Cohen and Ms. Caroline Belfanti. This workshop will address important aspects of care and topics include patient assessment, communication issues, wound management and the entire spectrum of patient care which is vital towards ensuring patients receive the due care they need in their preferred familiar surroundings.

The workshop program, registration and a summary of workshops for 2019 are attached to allow for future planning of your staff training and education budget.

Workshop registration can be made either online at our website: www.hospismalaysia.org or, completed registration form emailed to: education@hospismalaysia.org or faxed to: 603 9133 3941. For further enquiries, please contact Kai Lee at telephone: 03 9133 3936 ext. 207.

Thank you

 

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Ednin Hamzah

Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia

Grace Hospice- Mongolia

History of Grace Hospice Home Care Program

Grace Hospice program of which patients with advanced cancer and for whom cure is improbable are visited in their homes.

Grace Hospice was established in 2005. We offer home care services for individuals in need in the entire Mongolia and surrounding area, and have an office located in Chingeltei. The staff visit patients using public transportation, and routinely provide from Monday through Friday beginning at 9 am to 5-6 pm until all scheduled patients have been visited. Physicians receive telephone calls to help support the caregivers and patients and provide advice on symptom control and help them to understand what is happening with the patient. Currently the staff of Grace Hospice consist of 2 Mongolian physicians, 3 nurses, a spiritual care counselor, a bereavement counselor, and a driver. Another important component of this team is the volunteers who have received 16 hours of classroom training. A caregiver support group meets once a month, and is usually attended by different people each time. The purpose is of the support group is for sharing amongst the family caregivers. It is a time for finding out that one is not all alone. It is a time for sharing of information and copying strategies. One person said “I didn’t have any place to cry”, and expressed appreciation to be able to do that in this group, where many such comments were made.

Following the development of that group, a bereavement group was started. Sometimes it is difficult to get individuals to take part in such a group. It is like the caregiver support group, as it too, provides a venue for sharing and learning that one is not alone. It is also a time to ascertain who is at risk. Finally, and most importantly, it is a time and place to give encouragement and hope that things will improve and that profound sadness will dissipate. Hospice care is primarily about accompanying the patient from the time he is sick until he no longer needs the support. It is with the recognition that quality of care is the goal and not increasing the quantity of life. Patient are living and have things to celebrate, so we are involved with celebration of birthdays and Christmas, Children’s Day, and also helping them to participate in family celebrations by helping to control symptoms they may have. Education and training never is complete and so with this realization, we participate in educational events related to palliative and hospice care in order to improve our knowledge by learning new skills and studying various areas of care in more depth. Grace Hospice offers free care and receives donations primarily through members of the United Methodist Church, which has headquarters in the US. If Mongolians wish to show their appreciation for hospice care they have received we encourage donations when possible. Also anyone who wants to offer support may do so by making a donation to the Grace Hospice program.

Grace Hospice

CPO Box 1242,Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

T: +976 7011 2032

 

APHN Organises First Ever Collaborative Webinar in the Region

Speaker Dr Neo Han Yee during live Q&A

Healthserv Los Banos Medical Center, Philippines

Institut Kanser Negara, Malaysia

National Institute of Cancer Research Hospital, Bangladesh

National Centre for Primary Care and Allergy Research, Sri Lanka

Makati Medical Center, Philippines

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Written by: Trudy Giam, APHN Intern
Edited by: Joyce Chee, APHN Executive

In celebration of the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day (WHPCD) 2018, the Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network (APHN) organised the first ever collaborative webinar across the Asia Pacific region on 29th October 2018.  We were honoured to have Dr Neo Han Yee to speak on the topic “Management of Dyspnoea.”. He is currently a Consultant at the Department of Palliative Medicine at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. He was also a speaker for this topic at the 12th Asia Pacific Hospice Conference!

Preparations for this collaborative webinar started in August, where institutions in the region were invited to be part of this event by being a host site. We believed that having a physical venue would help to facilitate meaningful, face-to-face discussions among the participants. In addition, it would also allow fellow palliative care colleagues to catch up with each other and spend time networking over coffee and tea amidst a busy work day.  In addition to existing members, APHN also worked with the host sites to make this special WHPCD session free for all to attend.

The event lasted an hour, encompassing 45 minutes of pre-recorded lecture and a 15-minute real time question and answer segment where participants could pose their questions via a message board. It was a touching moment when we saw colleagues from all over the region coming together at the same time and interacting on the same platform. It was virtual reunion indeed!

We had over 400 participants in this webinar. Most of the participants had found the content to be relevant and useful. Many gained new insights on this particular topic. Overall, it was an enjoyable and fruitful webinar experience for both the participants and the host sites.

This will not have been made possible without the support from all the organisations who offered the meeting venue, logistics, arranged coffee and tea, and even some even applying CME points for the participants. APHN would like to thank the following 25 organisations for their efforts and hospitality as the host sites:

  1. Australia – Palliative Care Victoria
  2. Bangladesh – Hospice Bangladesh
  3. Bangladesh – National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital
  4. China – Teaching Hospital of Sichuan University
  5. India – All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
  6. India – Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow
  7. Indonesia – Dharmais Cancer Hospital
  8. Indonesia – Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo National Hospital
  9. Indonesia – Graha YKI Jakarta
  10. Indonesia – Universitas Padjadjaran, Faculty of Nursing
  11. Malaysia – Hospis Malaysia
  12. Malaysia – National Cancer Institute
  13. Malaysia – Sunway Medical Centre
  14. Philippines – Good Shepherd Hopsital of Panabo City
  15. Philippines – Lung Center Of Philippines
  16. Philippines – Healthserv Los Banos Medical Center
  17. Philippines – Makati Medical Center
  18. Philippines – San Beda University
  19. Philippines – The Ruth Foundation for Palliative And Hospice Care Inc.
  20. Singapore – Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital
  21. Sri Lanka – National Hospital of Sri Lanka
  22. Sri Lanka – University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  23. Thailand – Karunruk Palliative Care Center
  24. Thailand – Bumrungrad International Hospital
  25. Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital

Lastly, we would also like to thank all individuals who participated and supported this initiative in one way or another.

Due to the great success of this event, APHN will be continuing this collaborative webinar series in 2019. If your organisation is located in the Asia Pacific region and will like to join as a host site for this event in 2019, please contact the Secretariat office at aphn@aphn.org for more information.

Assisi Palliative Care Berhad (ASPAC) – Malaysia

Article written by Dr Lalitha Jeyasingam , Medical Director , ASPAC

Assisi Palliative Care Berhad (ASPAC) is a charitable organisation governed by a Board of Directors, providing free of charge professional palliative care services to the community. We are based in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia and we provide a team based approach to provide high quality’ hospice at home’ care to our patients based on their needs. Most of our referrals come from public hospitals and consist primarily of adult patients with advanced cancer. However, we are increasingly receiving referrals of patients with non-cancer illnesses (e.g Motor Neurone Disease, Dementia, End stage Heart failure and Kidney disease). There are also a growing number of children being referred for paediatric palliative care.

The team consists of two doctors, five nurses, a counsellor, dispenser and volunteers who work towards providing support that improves quality of care for the patient and their carer/family members. We strive to meet the patients physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs. We also loan out medical equipment such as hospital beds, oxygen concentrators, wheelchairs; and we supply medications as and when they are available to us (free of charge).

ASPAC Staff and Volunteers

ASPAC runs periodic training programs for volunteers, nurses and other health care workers. We believe that continuous professional development is important for staff to deliver skilled palliative care in a holistic manner. There is bedside teaching for nurses and daily clinical review of cases. The nurses and doctors also conduct weekly case presentations and discussions. ASPAC invites palliative care professionals from overseas and locally to join the team when possible so that there is exchange and sharing of information for the betterment of all. Our team attends seminars, teaching programs and conferences when opportunities arise bearing in mind the financial constraints.

We accept medical students and other undergraduates from various universities and colleges for short attachment postings when possible. Our medical advisors are senior Palliative Medicine consultants from University Hospital (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur which is a premier teaching hospital for undergraduate and postgraduate students of University Malaya.

We hope to reach out to other hospice organisations locally and overseas and are open to the possibility of hosting overseas colleagues and in return send members of our team to culturally diverse regions to teach and to learn where both sides would benefit in a two way sharing experience.


ASSISI PALLIATIVE CARE BHD (1151314-D)
(Company Limited By Guarantee And Not Having A Share Capital)
49 Jalan Railway 1/2, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
T: +603 7783 8833 F: +603 7783 8899 E: info@aspac.my W: http://www.aspacmalaysia.org

 

EPEC Pediatrics Trainers Conference- India

Disclaimer: This course is not organised by the APHN

For more information, please visit: http://www.ciplapalliativecare.org/training/epec/