Hospis Malaysia Workshop on Communication Skills

Hospis Malaysia4 to 5 April 2015 @ Hospis Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Imparting ‘bad’ news, dealing with issues of treatment, psychological ‘taboo’ topics, spiritual and existential concerns can be very challenging and must be managed appropriately. In fact, good communication is inherent in connecting with patients and their care givers.

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. Doctors and nurses will benefit most from this workshop as the most difficult areas are encountered during clinical consultations.

The facilitators for the workshop would be Dr Sylvia Ann Mc Carthy and Dr Rebecca Coles-Gale from the United Kingdom.

Members of APHN will be entitled to a discounted rate for this workshop. Kindly present your membership ID during registration. For more information about the course and registration, please visit their official website here.