Reflections from CTC 6 Foundation Course

At the 6th Cancer Treatment Centre (CTC) Foundation Course, participants embarked on a transformative journey guided by the luminaries of palliative care. Through engaging sessions and collaborative learning, attendees delved into the intricacies of pain management, communication skills, leadership and ethical dilemmas.

In the nurturing environment of didactic lectures and role plays knowledge flowed freely, fostering empathy and understanding. The importance of teamwork echoed through the halls as palliative experts demonstrated compassionate patient care.

A particularly enlightening session on effective presentations left the audience astonished. The innovative use of PowerPoint presentation as a funnel to enrich learning captivated everyone, infused with the energy and humour of the teacher. The practical sessions and case discussions empowered participants to provide enhanced palliative care, consolidating their knowledge in multifaceted ways. Practical demonstrations of palliative nursing skills by the nursing staff proved invaluable, benefiting both nurses and doctors alike. Communication skills sessions, employing role-play approaches, proved highly beneficial, creating life-like clinical scenarios to enhance learning experiences.

Furthermore, engaging in group activities fostered teamwork, promoting collaboration among participants. Overall, the teaching pedagogy of CTC 6 was captivating, making learning interactive and enjoyable. The high level of participation and thirst for knowledge displayed by all attendees were truly remarkable.

The CTC 6 Foundation Course took place on 22nd to 24th March 2024. It had a total of 44 trainees (from across 11 cities), 16 faculty members (national and international) and 4 secretariat staff at the event.

“Palliative care is about living until you die, not waiting to die”

– Dr. Tammie E. Quest

This encapsulates the core objective of palliative care, which is to improve the quality of life for individuals nearing the end of life. With hearts aglow and spirits ignited, participants departed equipped with knowledge and a profound commitment to provide comfort and dignity to those in need. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the APHN-Lien Collaborative Training for the invaluable opportunity to learn from palliative care experts. It has not only expanded our understanding of patient care but also deepened our appreciation for the impact of quality palliative care on the community.

Written by: Apurva Mittal, Observer of CTC 6

Published on: 23 April, 2024 | Last modified: 23 April, 2024