APHN – Hospis Malaysia Palliative Care Workshop: Communication Skills

APHN-Hospis Malaysia Workshop

Dear Doctors, Nurses and fellow healthcare professionals,

PALLIATIVE CARE WORKSHOP ON COMMUNICATION SKILLS (28 – 29 MAY 2016)

We would like to invite participants to our 2-days Communication Workshop which will be conducted from 28 – 29 May 2016.

Of the critical skills required in palliative care, none is important than the ability to communicate effectively and without it, little else is possible. Unfortunately, it tends to be taken for granted and at the same time, it’s an area that is challenging educationally.

Effective communication skills is absolutely necessary in providing palliative care that is well planned and delivered through the collaborative efforts of many people including the patient, their care givers (family and friends) and service providers. It fosters trustful relationship as well as a healing experience for managing daily life.

Communication skills can be learnt and 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 here.

Thank You.

Yours sincerely

Dr Ednin Hamzah