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.
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.
· 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)
· 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
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