APHN Online Educational Series: Communication Skills Training by Prof Amy Chow

 

 

Dear friends

The APHN Webinar Lecture Series for 2018 is starting in May! Want to learn from the regional experts but unable to travel due to your schedule? Fret not! Join us at this webinar to interact with our speaker and join in discussions real-time, just like you would in a face to face seminar!

We are very honoured to have Dr Amy Chow as our first speaker of the year. Dr Amy Chow is Associate Professor with the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the prestigious International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement, a registered social worker with the Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board and a fellow in thanatology with the Association of Death Education and Counselling. Dr Chow’s field of specialisation is in palliative care, grief and bereavement.

The online discussion has concluded on 23 May 2018. If you will like to view the online lecture, please email the Secretariat Office at aphn@aphn.org

P.S. Are there any expert speakers that you will like APHN to invite? Tell us in the comments below!

APHN-Hospis Malaysia Workshop: Communication Skills

Dear Doctors, Nurses and fellow healthcare professionals,

PALLIATIVE CARE WORKSHOP ON COMMUNICATION SKILLS (14 – 15 April 2018)

We would like to invite interested participants to our 2-day Palliative Care Workshop on Communication Skills which will be conducted from 14 – 15 April 2018.

Effective communication skills are an absolute necessity towards providing well planned palliative care which is delivered through the collaborative efforts of many people including the patient, their care givers (family and friends) and healthcare providers.

This workshop deals with the mechanics of communication that ranges from issues, techniques and practical sessions when dealing with patients with life-limiting illness and their families.

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Rebecca Coles-Gale, Clinical & Health Psychologist from the United Kingdom together with Dr Sylvia McCarthy from Hospis Malaysia. This workshop will focus on highly interactive role plays, problem-based learning and case studies in small group settings.

It is conducted in English, all participants will be expected to communicate and interact during the workshop. Doctors and nurses will benefit most as the most difficult areas are encountered during clinical consultations.

Registration for workshop can be made online at our website: www.hospismalaysia.org For further enquiries, kindly contact Communication Department via telephone: 03 9133 3936.

Thank You.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Dr Ednin Hamzah

Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia

 

34th LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine opens for registration!

Dear friends, the APHN will like to share this message from the Lien Centre for Palliative Care, Singapore.

We are pleased to announce that the 34th LCPC-SHC Postgraduate Course in Palliative Medicine will be held on 25-27 Apr 2017 (Wed-Fri, 3 days). Please refer to the above course brochure for more details.

Course Description & Objectives

This course is a foundational course in the principles and practice of palliative medicine which is applicable to all fields of medicine.

The objective is to increase professional confidence and competence in the management of patients with terminal illness. Course participants would also have opportunities to personally assess patients and to discuss the most appropriate management strategies with palliative care physicians and other specialists in the field.

Who Should Attend?

Any doctor (medical officer/resident, family physician or specialist) who is interested to learn about palliative care is welcome to attend this course. Priority will be given to local physicians working in the related fields.

Venue and Fee

Venue: HCA Hospice Care, Level 3, Auditorium

12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308437

Fee:       S$800 (inclusive of GST)

(Payment details will be advised upon registration)

Registration

Please click the following link https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/lcpc/course-catalogue for online registration from 14 Feb to 13 Mar 2018. Registration may close earlier without prior notice once the max intake capacity is reached.

For course enquiries, please contact us at lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg.

Thank you.

Best Regards,

Education Team

Lien Centre for Palliative Care

Travel Grants to 23rd Congress of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine

Dear friends

The 23rd Congress of the Japanese Society for Palliative Medicine (JSPM) is open for registration. We are pleased to announce that the JSPM 2018 organizing committee will offer travel grants to overseas participants who would like to submit abstracts as International members, traveling from all parts of the world(country,25 or below at this site) to present high quality papers at the meeting. Only one person per abstract (the presenting author) will be considered for the Travel Grant. Funding for travel will not exceed JPY50,000 per grant, and will be limited to 20 members.

For more information on the congress and travel grant, please visit the website http://jspm2018.umin.jp/english/

I will be going and I look forward to seeing you there!

Joyce Chee, APHN Executive

On behalf of Prof Yoshiyuki Kizawa, APHN Council Member and President of the 23rd JSPM

 

 

APHN-Hospis Malaysia Workshop: Nursing Care

We would like to invite participants to our 2-day palliative care workshop on Nursing Care on 27 and 28 January 2018 which kick starts our series of workshops for 2018.

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.

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 Ira/carol at telephone: 03 9133 3936 ext. 207/204.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Ednin Hamzah
Chief Executive Officer, Hospis Malaysia

 

3rd Conference of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network

The 3rd Conference of the International Children’s Palliative Care Network will be held from 30 May to 2 June 2018 in Durban, South Africa.

Quoting conference chair Prof Julia Downing “There have been many developments in children’s palliative care over the past few years, some of us have been working in the field for many years, others are just starting out and we hope that this conference will be for all of you. It will be a great opportunity to learn from each other and to meet old friends and make new friends. Durban has never before been host to these many ‘greats’ in the world of children’s palliative care and it is hoped that many of you will take the opportunity to attend the conference.”

More details on the conference and registration can be found at http://www.icpcnconference.org/en/home/

 

FREE TIPS-ECHO Virtual Training on Foundation Course in Palliative Care

Recognising the huge need for palliative care education of medical and allied professionals in India, Pallium India’s Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (WHO Collaborating Centre for Training and Policy on Access to Pain Relief) announces an online educational programme to introduce pain and palliative care concepts to doctors (MBBS /BDS). This enhances skills for better pain and symptom management through patient and family oriented comprehensive approach.

Eligibility: MBBS /BDS (registered).

Laptop/tablet/smart phone with internet connectivity. If using a desktop, it needs to be connected to webcam and microphone-speaker.

Learning Mode:

All lessons will be imparted on the ECHO platform using Zoom, which is free to download

  • Case presentations
  • Didactics
  • Video demonstrations of procedures
  • Quizzes
  • Reading materials

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Completed Assignments
  • Scores in final exam

Certification:

Upon completion of the course, e-certificates will be provided to doctors who have attended all the session and fulfilled the evaluation criteria.

Course Fees: FREE

How to apply:

Download this application form, fill it up and send it to: tipsecho@palliumindia.org

Course starts on: 20th December 2017

Last date to apply: 12th December 2017

For more information, please contacttipsecho@palliumindia.org

25th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care

25th Silver Jubilee Conference of the Indian Association for Palliative Care will be held in Delhi, India on 23rd – 25th February 2018.

They have lined up a list of expert speakers from the world and the region, including Robert Twycross, Eduardo Bruera, Julia Downing, Ilora Baroness Finlay, Cynthia Goh, Eric L. Krakauer, Fiona Rawlinson and many more!

More details on the conference and their programme can be found at http://www.iapcon2018.com/index.html

 

SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Forum – Supporting Children Whose Parents are Dying from Cancer

Register online at https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/lcpc/shc-lcpc-multidisciplinary-forum or email lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg for more information and enquiries.

SG Pall eBook

The Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) is pleased to launch the SG Pall eBook, a mobile- friendly online resource for palliative care tips. This product arose from a  collaboration between LCPC and a group of specialist Palliative Care practitioners from various institutions across Singapore. The  eBook aims to provide quick and  easy access to basic palliative knowledge (through their mobile phones) for  busy healthcare professionals on the go, and is suitable for all care settings.

Access the SG Pall eBook here!

APHN-Hospis Malaysia Workshop: Pain & Symptom Management

One of the objectives of palliative care for patients and their families is to improve their quality of life (QOL). Ensuring good pain and symptoms control for patients with life-limiting illness will help achieve this objective. This three-day workshop deals with aspects of both pharmacological and psychological issues on pain and symptom management so that patients with life-limiting illness are given the opportunity to live out their days with meaning and with as little distress as possible.

Thus, successful pain control requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment that addresses all aspects of care and suffering. As usual, our workshop concentrates on small group settings and will be most beneficial to healthcare providers working in a palliative or oncology setting, and other related specialties, with a general interest in palliative care.

Registration submission can be made online at www.hospismalaysia.org/painandsymptom/ and emailed to education@hospismalaysia.org.

SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Forum – Managing the Gut Feeling

Register online at https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/lcpc/shc-lcpc-multidisciplinary-forum or email lcpc@duke-nus.edu.sg for more information and enquiries.