Palliative Care Course for Long-Term Care Nurses 

The Palliative Care Course for Long-Term Care Nurses is an 8-week palliative care education programme aimed at improving palliative care practices for nurses working in community settings. It aims to build and enhance professional confidence and competence of these nurses to manage nursing home residents with palliative care needs. In this course, participants will learn the important principles of palliative care nursing. It provides training on the following topics: symptoms management, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual care, application of medical and nursing ethics, and the skill sets to communicate effectively with residents, family members and healthcare team. 
 

Learning Objectives 

  • To recognise and manage the symptoms of residents in palliative and end-of-life care 

  • To support the residents' and their families' concerns and other issues by coordinating care across different healthcare settings and able to inform them of the available resources for palliative and end-of-life care

  • To effectively communicate with residents, family and healthcare team to provide holistic assessment, management and follow-up cases requiring palliative and end-of-life care
     

Target Learners 

Registered nurses and Enrolled nurses 

Class size: 16-20 participants 

Teaching Methods 

  • Instructors-led training activities 

  • Team-based learning 
     

Assessment Methods 

  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

  • Multiple-choice tests 

  • Clinical competency logbook 
     

Duration 

  • 36 hours, excluding final OSCE 

  • Once a week
     

Trainers 

A/Prof James Low, Senior Consultant, / Director, GeriCare, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital 

Dr Laurence Tan, Consultant, Department of Geriatric Medicine/ Deputy Director, GeriCare, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital 

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