Family Dignity Intervention: Psycho-Socio-Spiritual Care for Terminally-Ill Patients and their Families- PalC, Singapore


Family Dignity Intervention: Psycho-Socio-Spiritual Care for Terminally-Ill Patients and their Families

Date: 24 and 25 February 2020, Time: 9am – 5pm

Venue: Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI)
18 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308443

Who should attend: Physicians, registered nurses, social workers, psychologists, counselors, ACP trainers and facilitators, and chaplains working in nursing home, hospice, palliative and end-of-life care.

Overview In this workshop, participants will learn and experience a novel and clinically robust Family Dignity Intervention (FDI) to cultivate existential wholeness among terminally-ill patients/clients and their families. FDI is an innovative and effective intervention for advancing holistic palliative care in Singapore.
The use of FDI has shown to improve patients’ quality of life, hope, positive life outlook and life meaning, as well as decrease caregivers’ stress and depressive symptoms.
Through mini-lectures, role-plays, hands-on practices, experiential exercises and case sharing, participants will learn the theoretical foundation, clinical skills and techniques of FDI. Participants will also learn ways to incorporate FDI in the provision of Advance Care Planning.
ObjectivesBy the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
• Define the construct of dignity as it relates to palliative and end-of-life populations in the Asian context
• Describe the association between an undermined sense of dignity and physical and psychological outcomes
• Outline the theoretical underpinnings of FDI as a psycho-therapeutic intervention
• Identify the practical counselling skills and etiquette required to conduct FDI
• Experience taking on the role of FDI therapist, patient/client and caregiver through role play
• Summarize the rationale for and steps involved in editing and creating an FDI legacy docume
Course Fees (including GST) SGD 428.00 per person (before subsidy)
*Prevailing course fee subsidy for staff working in eligible Community Care organisations:
• Singaporean/PR: $42.80 (90% subsidy)
• Non-Singaporean/PR: $235.40 (45% subsidy)
TrainersPlease refer to picture above

Registration closing date: 3 February 2020

Please complete the course registration form and email it to [email protected]

If you have any queries, contact PalC at 6500 7269 or [email protected]