Palliative Care Clinical Observership (Singapore)

ANNOUNCEMENT: In light of current COVID-19 situation, we regret to inform you that the clinical observership cycle for this year as been CANCELLED. We will continue with the programme next year. Apologies for any inconveniences caused.

The 5-full day programme consists of 2 days of classroom teachings and case discussions by local faculty, and 3 days of clinical attachments to the hospital service, inpatient hospice, day care and home care service. During the programme, participants will get an overview of the palliative care landscape, advocacy efforts and history of palliative care in Singapore, as well as learn core clinical concepts from the local faculty. In addition, you will get to network with local clinicians, administrators and volunteer groups as they share about their experiences in community. Admissions will be on a rolling basis and will be closed once all 20 slots have been filled. Only shortlisted participants will be notified. A certificate will be presented to the participants at the end of the course.

The Palliative Care Clinical Observership (Singapore) programme is now open for applications!


  • Only 20 slots available

  • Registration fee: 750 SGD (APHN Members only) | 950 SGD (Non-members)


Date: 8- 12 June 2020
Venue: Exact venue in Singapore to be confirmed

Local Faculty

  • Prof Philip Yap
    Senior Consultant, Director, Geriatric Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
  • Prof Eric Finkelstein
    Director, Lien Centre for Palliative Care
  • Chee Wai Yee
    Social Worker, Senior Director, Grief Matters, Montfort Care

Program Objectives

• To get an overview of APHN & what is palliative care
• To get an overview of Palliative Care in Singapore
• To see how Palliative Care Services are organised in the different settings of care & integration of care between services
• To understand the Palliative Care approach to the patient & family
• To learn how pain & some symptoms are managed
• To observe communication with patients & families
• To understand some of the psychosocial issues at the end of life & how patients & families may be supported
• To see some of the complexities of care planning & shared decision-making

Program Overview:

Published on: 22 January, 2020 | Last modified: 16 October, 2020