Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education (PalC)- Singapore

About the Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education (PalC)

Established in October 2017, PalC is a tripartite collaboration among Dover Park Hospice, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and National Healthcare Group (NHG). It aims to develop and provide quality, evidence-based training and education programmes on end-of-life care to build and nurture capabilities, capacities and connectedness amongst healthcare professionals and volunteers. PalC’s mission is also to promote research in palliative care, in order to contribute to the growing evidence base that informs the care of our patients.

Through this collaboration, PalC leverages on the strengths, capabilities and capacities of its partner institutions to achieve its mission of advancing evidence-based palliative care research and the development of education programmes for stakeholders in healthcare to better serve patients and their caregivers.


Certificate in Basic Palliative Care for Registered NursesCertificate in General Basic Palliative Care for Allied Health Professionals

Venue: Dover Park Hospice
10 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308436

Time: 9am - 5pm

Title Certificate in Basic Palliative Care for Registered Nurses (CBPC) Certificate in General Basic Palliative Care for Allied Health Professionals (CGBPC)
Classroom Dates 7 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar and 3 Apr 2020 7 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb and 6 Mar 2020
Clinical Attachment Dates 23 Mar, 24 Mar, 25 Mar, 26 Mar, 27 Mar and 30 Mar 2020 N.A
Objectives The seven-day course, with six days clinical attachments, aimed to develop participants’ theoretical and practical knowledge in delivering competent, evidence-informed holistic palliative care in any healthcare setting. The four-day course aims to develop participants’ knowledge in delivering competent, evidence-informed holistic palliative care in any healthcare setting by enhancing their role as part of a multidisciplinary team.
Overview The following topics will be covered:

  • Principles and overview of palliative care services in Singapore
  • Palliative care in advanced illness (cancers and non-cancers)
  • Management of pain and common symptoms
  • Psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues in palliative care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Communication skills in palliative care
  • Role of physiotherapy (including rehabilitation), occupational therapy, art therapy and music therapy in palliative care
  • Wound management
  • Care of the dying in their last hours
  • Caregiver support, grief and bereavement
  • Clinical attachment to inpatient hospices, home care and hospitals
The following topics will be covered:

  • Principles and overview of palliative care services in Singapore
  • Psychosocial, emotional and spiritual issues in palliative care
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Communication skills in palliative care
  • Role of physiotherapy (including rehabilitation), occupational therapy, art therapy and music therapy in palliative care
  • Caregiver support, grief and bereavement
Trainers Please see attached brochures.

Registration closing date: 15 December 2019

Please complete the attached course registration form and email it to dph_courses@doverpark.sg.

If you have any queries, contact us at 6500 7243 or dph_courses@doverpark.sg.

For information on other courses offered by PalC, please visit www.palc.org.sg.

For more information, please refer to the course brochure.

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