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National Guidelines for Palliative Care
The National Guidelines for Palliative Care aims to articulate a vision for high quality palliative care. The guidelines cover four domains, namely patient care, family and caregiver support, staff and volunteer management, and safe care. It is envisioned that the guidelines will promote a whole-of-sector approach for continuous quality improvement in palliative care, so that all who suffer from life-limiting illnesses may live their last days in peace, comfort and dignity.

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National Guidelines for Palliative Care and Interpretation Guide
The aim of this Interpretation Guide is to help service providers better understand the requirements and desired outcomes of the National Guidelines for Palliative Care so that they can put in place appropriate processes and practices to achieve these outcomes.

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Let’s talk about living and dying well, today
Happy Monday to all! In case you missed this, sharing an article from yesterday’s Sunday Times (20/8/2015) titled Let’s Talk About Living and Dying Well.

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News from LCPC. Dying Patients and their Caregivers Make Different Choices
In Early April 2015, there was an illuminating study which compares the willingness of stage IV cancer patients, and their caregivers; to pay to extend their lives by one year against that of other end-of-life improvements. The research, led by members of the Lien Centre for Palliative Care (LCPC) and collaborators from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, was recently published in the journal, Palliative Medicine.

Patients with advanced cancer or other life limiting illnesses often have to consider how much money they are willing to spend on high cost treatments that result in only moderate improvements in length or quality of life. These decisions are very difficult for patients to make, and in some cases the decision is entirely deferred to a family caregiver.

Past research has shown that in addition to extending life, being free of pain and dying at home are important considerations for people nearing the end of their lives. However, the value that patients place on these considerations or their willingness to pay for either was not previously known.

A team led by Professor Eric Finkelstein and Assistant Professor Chetna Malhotra from the LCPC in Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) administered surveys to 211 patients with stage IV cancer and their informal caregivers to find out more about their end-of-life preferences.

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A Palliative Care Filmlet – produced with Team Project Happy Apples
After many months collaborating with the Project Happy Apples team, comprising a group of medical undergraduates from the NUS-Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, a series of posters and a short filmlet were produced. Launched in 12 October 2013, the posters and filmlet aim to raise awareness in as well as increase usage of palliative care services. Special mention to students from the NTU’s Wee Khim Wee School of Communications who helped produce the filmlet.

To view the video recording on YouTube, please click here

Click here to view the posters.

The Singapore Hospice Council (SHC) recently held its Voices for Hospice Charity Concert on Saturday, 12 October 2013. Graced by Senior Minister of State (Health), Dr Amy Khor, the concert, which is SHC’s main fund raising platform saw a very good crowd turn out at the 1200-capacity Singapore Polytechnic Convention Centre. The audience enjoyed themselves thoroughly – not surprising given the excellent and entertaining line up comprising many talented (including) young performers such as Miguel Antonio, Lauren Yeo, students from the School of the Arts, the legendary Rahima Rahim and the energetic percussion group, Strike Force.

In her speech, Dr Khor revealed that the Ministry of Health is keen to expand the palliative care sector. To read her speech in full, click here.

We thank the organising Committee for their collective hard work and until the next concert in 2015!

Upcoming Events

SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Collaboration – A hard diet to swallow: How food can be worse than pills

Date & Time: Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 1-2 pm
Venue. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Auditorium (Learning Centre), Tower B, Level 1, 90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768828

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Points

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Past Events

SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Palliative Care in Advance Dementia: Dignified Care Right to the End

Date & Time: Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 1-2 pm
Venue. Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Theatrette, Level 1 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Points

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32nd Singapore Hospice Council Postgraduate Course

Who Should Attend?
Any medical practitioner who is interested to learn about Palliative Care. Priority will be given to local doctors. Overseas applicants please kindly contact us before registraion and payment.

Dates: Wednesday to Friday, 20 to 22 April 2016
Venue: HCA Hospice Care, Level 3, Auditorium 12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308437

Course Fees (inclusive of course materials and meals) :
•S$400 (for Early Bird registration before 1 March 2016, and for members of Singapore Medical Association and Fellows of Academy of Medicine Singapore at all times)
•S$500 (for registration from 1 March 2016 onwards)

Online registration will start on 4 February till 31 March 2016. Registration may close earlier when maximum intake capacity is reached.

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Advance Care Planning in the Asian context – Is the Region Ready for it?

Dates: 28 – 29 March 2016
Venue: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, 90 Yishun Central, S(768828)

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Please click here for free registration. Registration is close on 11 March 2016

PAIN ASSOCIATION OF SINGAPORE ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

“The Pain Association of Singapore is organizing its Annual Scientific Meeting on 5-6 March 2016. There will be Evidence-Based and Refresher tracks on a number of relevant topics to suit participants with diverse interests and experience levels. Substantial discounts are available for PAS members and non-medical personnel. Please visit www.pas-asm.com for more information. Register now before Early Bird closes on 31 January 2016”

Dates: Saturday to Sunday, 5 to 6 March 2016
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593

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SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Optimizing opioid therapy and reducing side effects: Managing short and long term treatment outcome

Date & Time: Friday, 4 March 2016, 8am to 9am
Venue. The Academia, Level 1, 20 College Road, Singapore 169856

Free Admission
Breakfast & Registration from 7am
1 CME/CNE Accredited Points

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SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
Use of a modified Liverpool care pathway in a tertiary Asian Hospital – Is there still a role for it?

Date & Time: Tuesday, 23rd Feb 2016, 1pm to 2pm
Venue. The Academia, Level 1, 20 College Road, Singapore 169856

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Points

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SHC-LCPC Multidisciplinary Palliative Care Forum
The landscape – the Past, the Present… and the Possibilities

Date & Time: Tuesday, 26th Jan 2016, 1pm to 2pm
Venue. HCA Hospice Care, Level 3 Auditorium 12 Jalan Tan Tock Seng Singapore 308437

Free Admission
Lunch & Registration from 12 noon
1 CME/CNE Accredited Points

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Motel Rocks Clothing – Style Council Outfits #the #elizabeth #hospice

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Style Council: Motel Rocks

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Motel Rocks Clothing – Style Council Outfits #windsor #hotel

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Style Council: Motel Rocks

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I love adding bold colors into my outfits! I was so happy that Motel Rocks sent me a bundle of items to style. They sent me a variety of options from dresses, to skirts, and high-waisted shorts. I am so excited to play around with everything, and style it all to my unique liking. In these photos I am wearing a vintage blouse that has a bunch of polka dots on it, and I paired it with amazing Motel Rocks high-waisted shorts. They are such a comfortable fabric, and the great thing about these is that I can actually breath in them! I then added a skinny black belt and my Lita-inspired heels from Urban Og. To add a boho touch to this modern/vintage outfit I wore a

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head chain from my new collection for By Samii Ryan. It simply falls right over your head, and you have a bunch of neutral feathers cascading down the side of your head!

Do you like pairing bold solids with patterns? What’s your favorite boho-chic accessory?





Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice #montreal #motels

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Details

October 15-16, 2014

Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification Review Course

OCHCH, 1105 Schrock Road, Suite 120, Columbus, OH 43229

OCHCH is excited to introduce this course, designed for nurses preparing to take the certification exam for hospice and palliative nurses. The program is additionally intended to benefit any nurse working in hospice, home health, oncology or other settings who are caring for patients with end stage disease processes.

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association offers a Clinical Review for The Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse as a means of preparing the practitioner for certification. Nurses who participate in this 2-day review can expect a general presentation of the course material via multi-media tools, handouts and lectures, as well as individual and group exercises to reinforce the information. The goal of this presentation is to promote and review the special knowledge of hospice nursing care as well as disease progression. Regulatory aspects of the Medicare benefit are also included. The material is presented congruently with the study guide for the generalist hospice and palliative nurse. To be eligible for the exam, an applicant must hold a current registered nursing license, and it is recommended that candidates have at least 2 years of experience in hospice and palliative nursing practice.

The review is most useful to the participants when personal study time is applied in combination with the use of the study guide and lecture information. However, as with any course of material, there is no guarantee of a passing grade in testing. This is dependent on the abilities of the participant.

Exam Registration: The certification examination for hospice and palliative nurses is computer based, offered at various times throughout the year. For more information and for an exam application, contact the National Board for Certification of Hospice Palliative Nurses ( www.nbchpn.org ).

Instructor: Betsy Dawson, RN, BS, CHPN has 22 years of experience in Hospice and Palliative Care with emphasis on clinical expertise, marketing, and education at the local, state and national levels. She is board certified in hospice and palliative nursing, a certified ELNEC trainer and HPNA approved educator for clinical review curriculum for the generalist hospice and palliative nurse. Betsy has researched, developed and implemented many educational presentations in collaboration with various academic and professional development organizations. In her current position, Betsy serves as a divisional director of clinical services for Heartland Hospice providing program evaluation, education and support to hospice offices and inpatient facilities from Pennsylvania to Florida.

Describe methods of establishing care goals for hospice and palliative care settings.
Define the components of treatment decisions.
State the principles of effective pain management.
Identify the components of a thorough pain assessment.
Define common symptoms present at the end of life.
Describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for common symptoms that can be included in the plan of care at the end of life.
Discuss the management of dying, grief and bereavement in any care setting.
Describe examples of self-determined needs in end of life care.

Attendance for the entire program is required to earn Contact Hours. A copy of the completed Continuing Education Certificate must also be submitted. This program will provide contact hours to RNs and LPNs. All other attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The program planners have no conflict of interest in regard to this program. No commercial support has been provided for this program.

Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice (OH-157, 4/1/16) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center s Commission on Accreditation.

This two-day workshop will be held at the Ohio Council for Home Care Hospice, 1105 Schrock Road, Suite 120, Columbus, OH 43229.

Crowne Plaza
6500 Doubletree Ave
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: (614) 885-1885

The Crowne Plaza – Columbus North is only a short walking distance from the conference location. A discounted hotel room rate of $89 plus tax per night is available. This special OCHCH discounted rate is offered on a space available basis.

For hotel room reservations and directions, please visit the Crowne Plaza.
Reservation Link: Book It Now! or call the hotel at (614) 885-1885 and reference Ohio Council for Home-Corp. ID# 100320635 for special rate. You may want to request a quiet room on the opposite side of the hotel from Interstate 71.

Registration check-in is from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. The educational program begins at 9:00 am and will end at 4:00 pm.

Included in your workshop registration price are the presentation, training materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and beverages.

Mail: Send your completed registration form with payment to:

OCHCH
1105 Schrock Road, Suite 120
Columbus, OH 43229

If you cancel your registration prior to five business days before the workshop, you will receive a refund less 25% for administrative costs. All cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds for cancellations or exchanges within four business day from the date of the workshop. Substitutions in keeping with the registration policy (instruction #1) are permitted at any time. If due to unforeseen circumstances OCHCH must cancel this event, registrants will receive a full refund.

Payments to OCHCH are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, payments may be deductible under other provisions of the IRS. EIN: 23-7299675.

Any individual requiring special arrangements as stated by the Americans with Disability s Act, please notify OCHCH at least 48 hours prior to the meeting at (614) 885-0434.