Participants from South Africa: R 5000 per person
Participants from other parts of Africa: R 6 000 per person
International participants: R 7 500 per person CPD points = 30 | Level 1 Ethics 5 | Level 1
This short course course will equip healthcare and counselling professionals to assess and manage patients living with life-threatening and life-limiting illness, to improve their quality of life and to support their families in providing care at home.
The aim is to provide basic training in palliative care to meet the recommendation of the 2014 World Health Assembly Resolution 67.19 and the South African Policy Framework and Strategy for Palliative Care (that all healthcare professionals should engage in basic training in palliative care).
The course requires 35 hours of self-directed study plus one 5 hour face-to-face session and is presented over a 4 month period.
The Introduction to Palliative Carehas been developed as an e-learning course and will be presented by the Hospice Palliative Care Association on the University of Cape Town's Vula e-learning platform.
Module 1: Principles of Palliative Care
Module 2: Ethical Principles in Palliative Care
Module 3: Communication skills in Palliative Care; Breaking Bad News and Building Hope
Module 4: Pain Assessment and Management
Module 5: Symptom Management
Module 6: Psychosocial aspects of palliative care; family support
Module 7: Culture, Spirituality and Sexuality
Module 8: Teamwork, Care of the Caregiver and Resilience
A certificate of completion will be given to candidates who have successfully completed the course.