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SLH Palliative Care Symposium 2022

Wellness to Wholeness - Compassionate care for individuals, teams and organisations

St Luke’s Hospital inaugural Palliative Care Symposium aims to bring together healthcare professionals and community care partners to learn, network, and exchange knowledge and experience in providing whole-person care for individuals, teams and organisations.

Date: 22 November 2022, Tuesday
Time: 9am - 5.30pm
One Farrer Hotel, Ballroom, Level 6

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Guest of Honour

A/Prof Kenneth MAK

Director of Medical Services
Ministry of Health Singapore
Welcome Address By

A/Prof TAN Boon Yeow

Chief Executive Officer
St Luke’s Hospital

Speaker Bios

Dr Katie EASTMAN

Adjunct Professor, Antioch University, N.E. Graduate School
Washington, USA

Dr Katie Eastman is a corporate trainer, speaker, consultant, author and coach, and maintains a 35-year practice as a psychotherapist and medical social worker specialising in individual, collective and organisational changes. One of the original founders of the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation, she utilises the late Dr Ross’s work, such as the Kübler-Ross Change Curve®, in a variety of settings before, during and after significant change, loss and transition.

Liese GROOT-ALBERTS

Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network & Hospis Malaysia Faculty Member
New Zealand
Liese Groot-Alberts has worked for over 45 years as a grief therapist, public and keynote speaker, palliative care educator and mentor for Healthcare Professionals. She had worked with and for the late Dr Ross as a workshop leader and staff member. Today, Liese conducts global trainings in trauma, loss, grief and bereavement, Hope and despair, Palliative Care, as well as Self-care for the Carer, resilience, spiritually, mentoring and working with difference, finding strength and hope in connectedness.

Joan MARSTON

Global Ambassador for the International Children’s Palliative Care Network, Executive Committee of PallCHASE, Vice President of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation
South Africa
Joan Marston is a Registered Nurse and Midwife by profession and has worked in Hospice and Palliative Care for 34 years at local, national and international level. She has a special focus on developing paediatric palliative care for the past 25 years, establishing Sunflower Children’s Hospice in 1998 in Bloemfontein and is now its director.

Special Sharing

Ken ROSS

President of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation
Arizona, USA

Ken Ross, son of the late Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (EKR), is the founder of the EKR Foundation (2006) and President (2006-2013 & 2018-Present). Ken is proud to serve on the advisory council of the Humane Prison Hospice Project and The Beautiful Dying Expo. His responsibilities include handling over 80 publishers of Dr Kübler-Ross’ work in 44 languages, public relations, copyright & trademark issues, developing international Kübler-Ross chapters, developing strategic partnerships, as well as preserving her archives.

Registration

Price: SGD $230 per participant (Incld GST)

CPE/CME points awarded
Upon submission, our representatives will contact the participant(s) regarding enrolment and payment details. 

For Enquries

Please call 66977561 / 68952786 or email secretariat_pallsym@stluke.org.sg

How to get there

20 minutes from Changi International Airport
15 minutes from Orchard Road, Marina Bay and Shenton Way

Take Exit A or Exit C at Farrer Park MRT Station

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PROGRAMME

9.00am
Welcome
9.05am
Opening Address

A/Prof Kenneth Mak
Director of Medical Services
Ministry of Health Singapore

9.10am
Welcome Address

A/Prof TAN Boon Yeow
Chief Executive Officer
St Luke’s Hospital

9.20am
Sharing from the Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Foundation

Ken Ross

9.40am
Keynote 1

Lessons for Palliative Care from Humanitarian Settings
Joan Marston

10.10am
Keynote 2

Priceless Gifts: Whole Person Care in the Community
Liese Groot-Alberts

10.45am
Break
11.20am
Keynote 3

Applying the Compassionate Community Model at the Individual, Organisational and Systemic Level
Dr Katie Eastman

12.00pm
Panel Discussion - Caring for Carers
1.00pm
Lunch
2.00pm
Breakout Session 1*

Workshop 1
He Waka Eke Noa “We Are All In This Together”
Nurturing the Whole Person within Supportive Interprofessional Teams
Liese Groot-Alberts

Workshop 2
Creating and Managing Compassionate Support Networks
Dr Katie Eastman

Workshop 3
Addressing Spirituality in Palliative Care across All Ages
Joan Marston

3.30pm
Breakout Session 2*
5.00pm
Closing

*Workshops will be repeated

SYNOPSIS

Lessons for Palliative Care from Humanitarian Settings

Keynote Speaker 1:
Joan Marston

In many humanitarian settings, the need for palliative care increases when access to human and other resources is reduced. Humanitarian response workers increasingly acknowledge the need to integrate palliative care into their responses; there are also many lessons that palliative care practitioners need to learn from humanitarian settings. As situations caused by climate change, natural disasters and conflict, resulting in displaced populations increase, palliative care programmes must include preparation for humanitarian crises.

Priceless Gifts: Whole Person Care in the Community

Keynote Speaker 2:
Liese Groots-Alberts

Life and suffering are inextricably linked. Grief can manifest on many different levels for patients and families, not only physically but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

When patients, family, the community and the palliative care team members work together, there is the opportunity to develop a relationship of safety and trust for healing.

This presentation aims to enhance and strengthen practitioners’ knowledge, skills and confidence in the healthcare field to recognise and provide holistic care and support for the people who need their service.

Applying the Compassionate Community Model at the Individual, Organisational and Systemic Level

Keynote Speaker 3:
Dr Katie Eastman

This presentation will provide an overview of the compassionate care model and how it can reduce the suffering of patients by providing access to seamless, comprehensive and coordinated health care. In addition, we will explore the successful use of its principles in various settings and the research-based impact it has had on implementing positive change and improved whole-person care in major health systems.

He Waka Eke Noa
“We Are All In This Together”
Nurturing the Whole Person within Supportive Interprofessional Teams

Workshop 1:
Liese Groots-Alberts

Healthcare professionals who care for patients and families facing serious, life-limiting illnesses deal with trauma, loss and grief. Staff not only help patients and families to cope but also need to deal with their responses to their patients’ experiences. Unfortunately, high levels of stress and repeated exposure to others’ pain and trauma can lead to exhaustion, compassion fatigue and burnout.

The session focuses on deepening our understanding of self-care and self-awareness and building resilience for self and team by putting healthy boundaries in place and respecting the limits that others put in place. The workshop endeavours to address these issues, explore ways to honestly care for ourselves, and create a culture of tolerance and collaboration in our teams.

Creating and Managing Compassionate Support Networks

Workshop 2:
Dr Katie Eastman

This workshop will outline the steps to create a compassionate system of care. From the time of diagnosis and entrance into a palliative care program, a patient’s whole-person needs can be outlined and communicated across all settings. We will discuss how leaders and champions can implement the communication pathways to develop and maintain compassionate continuity of care.

Addressing Spirituality in Palliative Care across All Ages

Workshop 3:
Joan Marston

Addressing spiritual suffering is an essential element of palliative care, often neglected by the team. This workshop will explore the understanding of spirituality, factors that affect spiritual health, conducting a spiritual assessment of children and adults, and developing an individual and age-related response plan to address spiritual distress and promote spiritual well-being.

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