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Information Support for Paediatric Oncology Parents

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11 January, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

APHN will be hosting a FREE webinar on ‘Information Support for Paediatric Oncology Parents’ on 11 Jan 2021, 4-5 pm (GMT+8). To check your local time for the webinar, click here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/


Paediatric oncology parents find themselves thrown into a whirlwind when their child is first diagnosed with cancer. Along this journey, they have many information needs and parents find that they need to learn many new things in order to provide care for their child. Provision of relevant and timely information is an important aspect of caregiver support. However, information is only useful when it can be internalised into knowledge to be used for further action. Parents may receive information from various sources and sometimes they get information without actively searching for it. How can healthcare providers facilitate information support for parents without overwhelming them and guide them towards better sources of information? This session will focus on findings based on a qualitative study conducted among parents of children with cancer and healthcare professionals involved in the provision of care for children with cancer.

We are honoured to have Dr Tan Chai Eng from Malaysia to speak on this topic.

Dr Tan is an academic family medicine specialist (family physician) with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia since 2011. She has a personal interest in supporting caregivers and community palliative care. She teaches palliative care to both undergraduate medical students and family medicine, postgraduate students. In recent years, she has been actively contributing to paediatric palliative care through the Malaysian Association of Paediatric Palliative Care volunteer training programme. She has also co-edited the National Handbook of Children’s Palliative Care Malaysia with Dr Lee Chee Chan. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Health Education and Communication with Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her PhD project involves developing a website to provide information support for parents of children with leukaemia and lymphoma. Currently, in the second year of her PhD research, she has found how important it is to provide timely and relevant information as a form of support for parents of children with cancer.

This is the 7th session of our Palliative Care for Children: Learning & Fellowship Forum Series!

The programme will be in the following format:
– Case presentation with Q&A
– Learning issue of the Day
– In-depth discussion and experience sharing
– Programme updates and social exchange

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom. Register here: https://bit.ly/3ybYJvG


11 January, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network
+65 6235 5166
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