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Training

Our experience with a multi-disciplinary approach to care makes us a preferred organisation for several state, national and international level training programmes in palliation for doctors, nurses, counsellors and social workers.

The training modules developed at our Centre are from an evidence-based national and global curriculum adapted to the Indian context. The goal is to build the knowledge and skills required for palliative care.

These sessions help recognise the need for palliative care, assess patient and family needs and provide tools for pain and symptom management.

Training and Workshops for You

To upskill and build knowledge on palliative care, we host multiple webinars for healthcare professionals

  • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) | Fellowship in Palliative Medicine

    Fellowship in Palliative Medicine

    Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illnesses. This is done through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems - physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

    (WHO 2011) Palliative medicine and nursing are integral parts of the holistic care rendered to those affected by any incurable disease or chronic debilitating or end-stage medical disease, including care of the elderly. Special knowledge and skills are needed to care for and treat these patients because they have special needs. This Fellowship programme will help to build the capacity of healthcare professionals and institutions and equip them to render much-needed palliative care services to the people of this country.

    Aim:
    • To train doctors so they receive the knowledge and professional skills to render palliative care services
    • To give new insights and perspectives and positively influence their outlook towards the practice of medicine i.e., from being medicine-centric to person-centric and being part of a multidisciplinary team

    Eligibility:The Fellowship seeks MS/DNB (Republic of India and MCI accredited) qualified general surgeons/gynaecologists/anaesthetists with a strong commitment to academic evidenced-based medicine and research. The applicants should hold an MBBS degree recognized by the Medical Council of India and have completed a one-year internship.

    Course Curriculum:This Fellowship programme aims to provide surgeons/gynaecologists/anaesthetists with comprehensive academic, research and clinical training in palliative care. This will include learning pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis and current standard management in all pathologies that lend them to holistic therapy. There will be a strong emphasis on research, scholarly activity and teaching experience. This Fellowship will enable candidates to have a solid foundation to receive the Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award from the MUHS and consequently have a successful career in clinical practice. There will be 3 contact sessions of 1 week each and 10 days hands-on training at CPC.

    Other details, if any (fees, etc.): As per MUHS.

  • End of Life Nursing Education Consortium, USA | Core training for Nurses | Training for Trainers

    End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium for Nurses

    This training is administered by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and the City of Hope Medical Center, USA (the United States). The course designed by this consortium provides nurses with an education in palliative care preparing them to teach the information to practising nurses and other healthcare professionals.

    Aim:
    • The course aims to train nursing professionals in the management of patients with palliative care needs.

    Eligibility:
    A Diploma/graduate nurse with a minimum one-year clinical experience.

    Course Curriculum:There are many physical and psychological symptoms common at the end of life. Many symptoms are observed during the end of life, and it is important that they be assessed and managed effectively. The module seeks to explore several common symptoms that patients with life-threatening diseases experience. A comprehensive review of all symptoms and training on care by the nurse is presented in this course. By learning how to assess and manage symptoms, healthcare professionals can improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

    Duration Core Course: 3 days contact session with visits every quarter for mentorship
    Training of Trainers course: 1 year with 3 contact sessions for 2 days, 3 times a year.

    Other details if any (fees, etc.): No fees.

  • Indian Association of Palliative Care | Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care for Doctors and Nurses

    Indian Association of Palliative Care
    Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care for Doctors and Nurses

    A basic course in palliative care for doctors and nurses. Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre conducts the Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care (CCEPC) under the aegis of IAPC for doctors and nurses since 2007. The goal is to inculcate principles of palliative care to improve patient care through proper communication and effective management of difficult symptoms.

    Aim:
    • The programme will help practising doctors and nurses in their day-to-day professional life. Certificates awarded to candidates enable them to apply for a license to stock and dispense oral morphine under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

    Eligibility:

    • Doctors who have successfully completed MBBS/BDS (those doing internships are also eligible)
    • Nurses with Diploma in Nursing/BSc in Nursing

    NOTE: Select clinical sessions will be held separately for doctors and nurses

    Course Curriculum:

    • Introduction to Palliative Care
    • Communication Skills
    • Spirituality, Ethics in Medical Practice, Psychological Issues
    • Management of Pain and Other Symptoms
    • Nursing Issues
    • Palliative Care in HIV/AIDS
    • Care of the Elderly and Paediatric Palliative Care
    • Palliative Care Emergencies
    • End-of-Life Care

    Duration:
    Part A -

    • 15-hour virtual/contact session
    • 8-week distance learning module
    • Reflective case history submission evaluation: Theory and Spotters

    Part B - (Optional Module)

    • 10 days of hands-on training at a palliative unit

    NOTE: Candidates who have passed Part A are eligible to apply for Part B

    Other details, if any (fees, etc.):

    • Doctors: Rs. 2500; Nurses: Rs. 1200
    • Fee includes training fee, course materials and examination fee
    • Course fee to be transferred online/deposited to IAPC Bank Account from any SBI branch
    • Cheque/DD will not be accepted.

  • Indo- American Cancer Association with Pallium India | Palliative Care Fellowship for Doctors and Nurses

    Palliative Care Fellowship for Doctors and Nurses

    Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre in collaboration with the Indo-American Cancer Association and Pallium India, TIPS, Thiruvananthapuram proudly announces the “Hands-On” (Full time), 6-week Certificate Courses for doctors and nurses.

    Aim:
    • To provide candidates with an in-depth view of palliative care, its concepts and its application.

    Eligibility:

    • Doctor: MBBS from a recognized university.
    • Nurse: BSc Nursing or General Midwifery with 2 years of experience from a recognized university.
    • Doctors (MBBS and above) - MBBS, registration with Medical Council of India; BDS, with registration in Dental Council of India or the equivalent in other countries.

    Course Curriculum:

    • This is an intensive 6-week certificate course for doctors and nurses with a mix of didactic sessions with case-based and hands-on learning (theory and viva based).
    • Nurses - BSc/GNM-qualified nurses, interested/engaged in starting new palliative care services or strengthening the quality of care in existing services and looking forward to practical learning of essential knowledge, skills and attitudes.

    Duration:
    6 weeks of intensive sessions along with practical exposure to the workings of a palliative care centre and concepts evaluation:

    • Case Reflections
    • Workbook Entries
    • Evaluation Exam

  • Education in Palliative and End of Life Care (EPEC) | Certificate Course for Doctors and Nurses

    Certificate Course for Doctors and Nurses | Specialised course for Paediatricians and Paediatric Nurses | Training of Trainers programme (Professional Development Workshop)

    The Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Programme’s vision for healthcare is that all patients receive the primary palliative care they need. It aims to educate healthcare professionals of all backgrounds in the essential clinical competencies of palliative and end-of-life care.

    Aim:
    • The course aims to empower the candidates to become trainers within their organisations.

    Eligibility:
    The programme is designed to give healthcare professionals (doctors and nurses) the knowledge and skills needed to provide excellent palliative care to their patients and their families. The workshop brings the latest global standards in palliative care and will be delivered by international and national faculty who are EPEC master trainers.

    Course Curriculum:
    The course aims to demonstrate the importance of:

    • Enabling patients and their families to have access to palliative care starting from diagnosis
    • Application of a multidisciplinary approach with skilled professionals
    • Empowering family members by giving them the confidence and necessary skills to care for patients.

    Duration:

    • 2-day train the trainer workshop for the core course and for pediatricians
    • 1 day additional workshop for Professional Development for participants who have completed an EPEC core course

    Other details, if any (fees, etc.): Nominal fee for access to modules.

  • Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) | Certificate Course for Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers and Physiotherapists

    Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO)

    Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative medical education model that aims to build workforce capacity in rural and underserved areas. Originally created by Dr. Sanjeev Arora, with the goal of increasing access to care for hepatitis C in rural New Mexico and based on its enormous success, ECHO India was started as a not-for-profit Trust in 2008. The idea was to replicate the ECHO model to improve healthcare delivery to rural and underserved areas of India. Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practise model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice speciality care and reduce health disparities. Project ECHO links expert specialist teams at an academic hub, with primary care clinicians in local communities, where primary care clinicians receive mentoring and feedback from specialists. Together, they manage patients’ cases so that patients get the care they need.

    Aim:
    • The course aims to enable and empower professionals to connect and learn remotely.

    Eligibility:
    Medical professionals and allied professionals.

    Course Curriculum:
    The ECHO programmes leverage the technology platform Zoom to train professionals across the spectrum.
    The ECHO sessions will address the specific needs of the target audience. These sessions will cover:

    • Attending to the daily/practical health issues affecting patients -
    • Addressing total pain
    • Training caregivers - helping caregivers to provide daily care
    • Facilitating communication with the patient and caregivers - about the treatment options; understanding of the condition; accessing services; the grieving process.

    Duration:
    Each ECHO will have approximately 8 to 10 sessions on a weekly or fortnightly basis:

    • Case-based learning format
    • Sessions conducted every 15 days
    • Session duration is 60-90 minutes
    • Batch duration is 3-6 months depending on modules covered
    • Certificate provided on course completion

    Other details, if any (fees, etc.): No fees.

  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics Basic Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Care for Paediatricians| Advanced Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Care for Paediatricians

    Basic certificate course in Pain and Palliative Care for Paediatricians | Advanced certificate course in Pain and Palliative Care for Paediatricians

    The Basic Course will be an introduction to each topic aimed at developing knowledge and skills related to the topic and providing opportunities for the participants to reflect on how they could apply these to their own practice. Participants who complete this course should be able to have a palliative care approach to patient care.

    The Advanced Course will allow the participants to deepen their knowledge and skills and demonstrate the application of learning in practice. Participants who complete this course should be able to manage common symptoms in PPC, demonstrate clinical decisions based on an ethical framework and consideration of preferences of the patient/family elicited through excellent communication.

    Aim:
    Identify the broad categories of paediatric conditions where the patients benefit from palliative care

    • Understand common physical symptoms among children who need palliative care and their management including pharmacological and non-pharmacological measures
    • Understand the emotional, social and spiritual aspects of care for the patient and family and their management using a multidisciplinary approach
    • Explain the factors that determine decision-making and management at the end of life.

    Eligibility:

    • The basic course is for general and specialist pediatricians who care for children with life-threatening and/or life-limiting conditions.
    • The Advanced course is for pediatricians who have completed the basic course

    Duration: 12 Weeks (alternate Saturday).

    Other details, if any (fees, etc.): No fees.

  • CPC's Palliative Care Programme for Institutes/Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Social Work

    Palliative Care Orientation Programme for Students and Faculty

    We recognise that the barriers to mainstreaming palliative care into healthcare include inadequate skills and knowledge at various levels of the healthcare system. A two hour virtual orientation for students on ’Introduction to Palliative Care, Scope and Implementation’ in the present field of study has been designed to address this need.

    Aim:
    To enable participants to gain a practical understanding of palliative care and communication supplemented by theoretical background. 

    Eligibility:
    Students from Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Institutions of Medical and Allied Health Sciences.

    Course Curriculum:
    Live Sessions will be conducted based on the area of study of the participants. They will include

    • Introduction to Palliative Care
    • Total Pain Management
    • Management of palliative care issues
    • Communication
    • Role of a multidisciplinary team

    Duration: 2 hours of virtual training.

    Other details, if any (fees, etc.): No fees.