Palliative Care Foundation Workshop

Hospis Malaysia25 to 28 May 2013 @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Hospis Malaysia will be conducting the 4-day foundation workshop in end May 2013.  The workshop provides clinicians, senior nurses and other allied healthcare providers a general overview of palliative care.  Topics include clinical assessment, communication skills and clinical management.  The teachings are conducted in small groups with hands-on training, case studies, role plays and patient interactions.

Please visit Hospis Malaysia’s website for more details on registration and programme details.

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Multi-Professional Week in Palliative Care, September 2013

St Christopher's Hospice16 to 20 September 2013 @ St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK

This established course, led by St Christopher’s Hospice staff, provides an opportunity for health and social care professionals from a variety of settings and countries to work together on exploring the key principles of palliative care and multi-professional working.  It will enable members to develop greater confidence in the practice of their palliative care skills within their own clinical areas and in multi-professional teams.

Learning outcomes will be: to consider the core principles and elements of palliative care; to appreciate multi-professional working in theory and team dynamics; and to explore the working practices of palliative and end of life care from a multi-professional perspective.

More details and registration can be obtained from their website here at St Christopher’s Hospice.

Multi-Professional Plus: End of Life Care for Advanced Practitioners

St Christopher's Hospice29 April to 3 May 2013 @ St Christopher’s Hospice, London, UK

This intensive week offers an end of life care agenda and builds on their established Multi-Professional Week.  It is designed for experienced practitioners, clinical managers and educators in palliative and end of life care.  It is a free-standing course, even if you have not undertaken MP Week.  MP Plus is designed to push out the boundaries of good clinical care for advanced practitioners, with tutoring around manageable practice development in the student’s work place.

This course is open to either:

  • Those experienced practitioners with 3 years working in EoLC;
  • Clinicians and practitioners already having undertaken MP Week;
  • Generalists working in end of life care in senior roles (clinical managers, educationalists).

Partial bursary funding is available for application to those from resource poor countries.  Application must be sent to St Christopher’s Hospice by 15 January 2013.  More information about the course and registration can be obtain from their website at St Christohper’s Hospice.

Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care 2013

The Centre for Palliative Care at St Vincent’s, in partnership with University of Melbourne Commercial is pleased to offer the Specialist Certificate in Palliative Care (Adult or Paediatric) in 2013. The postgraduate award program consists of two 12.5 credit point subjects and is targeted at health professionals (all disciplines) who are required to provide palliative care in their work setting.

In addition, some components of the award courses will be offered as individual non-award programs. We recommend the non-award programs to generalist health care professionals and/or those working in specialist palliative care who want to update their skills in a particular area but do not want to enrol in an entire postgraduate course. Attendees at any of the non-award programs will be provided with certificates of attendance and record of Continuing Professional Development Hours…more

Palliative Care Courses by King’s College London

The MSc in Palliative Care enables palliative care professionals from a wide range of clinical backgrounds and career paths to synthesise their experience in the context of palliative care, develop their skills and knowledge, develop their careers and take the specialty forward. MSc flier (PDF)

This is a multi-professional course, jointly developed by King’s College London and St Christopher’s Hospice and specifically designed to appeal to future leaders of palliative and end of life care. The aim of the course is to help you develop the skills necessary to appraise research and evidence on palliative care, and to improve clinical practice and lead services…more