CanSupport 10th Annual Foundation Course in Palliative Care

2010 December 15

Dr. Ambika Rajvanshi, Director of Home Care at CanSupport sends us an invite from CanSupport and Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS to their:

10th Annual Foundation Course in Palliative Care

21-23 January, 2011 at India International Centre, New Delhi

Course Objectives

  • To introduce the principles of palliative care to a multi-disciplinary group of doctors, nurses, counselors, social workers and volunteers
  • To equip participants with knowledge and skills to improve pain and symptom control of patients under their care at home, hospital or hospice
  • To enable participants to improve their communication skills and handle difficult issues, such as breaking bad news and coping with loss and grief
  • To demonstrate the need and viability of multi-disciplinary team approach in providing palliative care to patients

Course Details

The course is a concentrated, multidisciplinary introduction to the growing specialty of palliative care. Although the focus is on patients with advanced cancer, the principles discussed are applicable to the care of all patients with life-limiting illnesses. It is a practical structured course aiming to tackle the subject of palliative care in the Indian context. Besides expert trainers from CanSupport and Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, the faculty will consist of national and international experts in palliative care. (Delhi Medical Council accreditation of 19 CME hours)

Course Fee: Rs. 1000/-

Last date for registration: 10 January 2011 (Limited Seats)

Get full registration details on the CanSupport website…

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One Response
  1. Suresh Thaliyaril permalink
    December 15, 2010

    I got an opportunity to attend the 9th Annual Foundation Course in Palliative Care on 23,24 January , Advanced course for Nurses on 30 January, Workshop on Psychosocial issues in Palliative Care on 31 January,2010.The classes were taken by experts both natioal and international in this field. The subjects covered include Ethics and palliative care,pain management,communication,home based palliative care,palliative care in children,geriatric palliative care,final days and last hours of living,loss,grief and bereavement,professional self care,psychosocial and emotional concerns at end of life,spiritual distress,children and grief counselling, personality and patient care,depression and anxiety,effect of cancer on sexuality and intimacy,music therapy,role of nurse in palliative care,wound and bedside management,lymphedema management, feeding and nutrition,stoma care and fistula care, basic communication guidelines and self care for the caregivers.It is a very useful course.

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