Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Satwin Kaur, Ms.

Travel date: May 13, 2019

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 6th World Congress on Hospice and Palliative Care

Origin: Selangor, Malaysia / Destination: Singapore, Singapore

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

It’s a continuous education in medicine, technology and research. However the learning becomes easier by attending conference, because professionals from all across chosen specialty gather together to discuss what’s new and what’s happening. Secondly there could be nothing better than networking with people from the same sector and sharing experience. Also got the opportunity to interact with them in question and answer sessions to exchange knowledge as well.

How will you new knowledge & acquired skills help in furthering your work in hospice and palliative care in your program/city/ or country?

Planning and implementation. Formal teaching plan and objectives created for specific content can be used to valuate progress. Teaching strategies, providing opportunity for the staff to practice the new skills and able to provide feedback to guide performance.

How IAHPC Traveling Scholars Program be improved in order to help other future traveling scholars?

I would like to take this opportunity to thank IAHPC for choosing me for the above scholarship and giving me the chance to experience it out of my country and allowing me to gain knowledge and sharing with my colleagues.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

What I have learned during the conference is that new techniques or drugs or certain procedures are used to free the patient from cancer if diagnosed in an early stages. However in Israel there is a palliative care but sadly they do not have in-house hospice or doesn’t carry dangerous drugs (DDA). However in my country Malaysia palliative care is well established and perhaps need more education to the hospital and as well as the public on palliative care awareness. Moreover certain states in Malaysia is still found that there is no palliative care services or sometimes patient or family is unaware of such services so I would like to educate each and every one regarding palliative care services and how they could get themselves or any family member registered with us. However continuous education on palliative care is very important and to prevent any further sufferings. However after my 2 days conference I did attachment in HCA hospice Singapore for 3days, during my attachment at HCA hospice I got to learn on the care provided for their patient at their setup. It was a great experience overall as certain medication like the injection fentanyl are not used in home care setting at my place but is widely used there as replacement of injection morphine.