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SPCC Pre-Conference Workshop (3 sessions)

This workshop will equip clinicians with the skills to conduct serious illness conversations with patients and families. The Serious Illness Conversation Program offers healthcare professionals a structure and language to talk with seriously ill patients about their goals, values and wishes in advancing illness.

Dates:

7 Dec (Tue), 7.30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

8 Dec (Wed), 7.30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

17 Dec (Fri), 7.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.

Topics include:

· Discuss the evidence around serious illness conversations and the benefits for patients and families

· Describe the role of healthcare professionals in improving serious illness communication

· Delineate clinician and systematic barriers to good serious illness communication

· Identify the key elements of the serious illness conversations

· Practice serious illness conversations with colleagues

· Adaptation of the Serious Illness Conversation Guide in Singapore

Who should attend?

Doctors, nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with serious illnesses and have a passion to learn communication skills to conduct serious illness conversations. (This is not a train-the-trainer course)

Objectives:

· Learn about the benefits of serious illness conversations for patients and families

· Develop your skills in having successful serious illness conversations in clinical practice

· Describe the challenges in implementing serious illness conversations in your practice

Faculty:

Asst Prof Rachelle BERNACKI, Director of Quality Initiatives, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr Joshua LAKIN, Palliative Care Consultant, Brigham and Women's Hospital: Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr Alethea YEE, Senior Consultant, Division of Supportive and Palliative Care (DSPC), National Cancer Centre of Singapore (NCCS); Director of Education, Lien Centre for Palliative Care; Clinical Director, Assisi Hospice

Dr Tan Ying PEH, Senior Consultant, Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS); Head (Medical), Assisi Hospice; Faculty, Lien Centre for Palliative Care

Dr Jamie ZHOU, Consultant, Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS); Faculty, Lien Centre for Palliative Care

Dr Gillian PHUA, Consultant, Division of Supportive and Palliative Care, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS); Faculty, Lien Centre for Palliative Care


Date and Time


07 Dec 2021 @ 07:30 - 07 Dec 2021 @ 10:00