Centre for Palliative Care
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Yenepoya Nursing College, a constituent college of Yenepoya University has become a Centre for Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care run by Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC). IAPC has been conducting this course for doctors and nurses since 2007. Yenepoya Nursing College is the first training centre in Dakshina Kannada.

Need: Modern medicine is competent to handle the physical problems of acute diseases. But the needs of those who have chronic, progressive or long term diseases have not been addressed by health professionals. Today as number of ageing people and incidence of oncological conditions are increased and are on the rise according to WHO, it is indeed essential to train health professionals to address the holistic care of those clients. Palliative care deals with the management of physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of such clients and their caregivers through interdisciplinary team approach. So here we start with this endeavor to train doctors and nurses to address the issues which are of most concern to the patient in their pain and suffering.


Aim: This course aims to inculcate the principles of palliative care to improve patient care throughout the spectrum of illness through proper communication, assessment and effective management of difficult symptoms seen in chronically and terminally ill patients.


Commencement of the Course: The course will be commencing from 1st November 2014 with a minimal fees. Last date is 5th November 2014.


Course Duration: It is 15 hours of contact sessions and 8 weeks of learning at home through distance education followed by evaluation. Candidate can have clinical experience in their own clinical settings.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Asha P Shetty
Yenepoya Nursing College
Email: principalync@yenepoya.edu.in

Dr. Naveen Rudolf Rodrigues
Pain & Palliative Physician
Dept. of Oncology
Yenepoya Medical College Hospital
Email: doccrolf@gmail.com


Brochure of Certificate course in essential of Palliative Care 2015

Application form of Certificate course in essential of Palliative Care 2015

Contact sessions for I Batch of Certificate course in Essentials of Palliative Care on 28.11.2014 and 29.11.2014.

Details of Candidate November 2014 Batch

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