Grantee details

Traveling Scholars Program Report

Zichao Xue, Mr.

Travel date: September 7, 2021

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: 2021 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (21OPCC)

Origin: Kialla, Australia / Destination: Fyshwick, Australia

How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

I believe I will gain more knowledge and skills to improve my clinical practice by attending this event. Also, I can support my health institution to optimise the policies and procedures by providing the latest news.

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

The new skills and knowledge will help me open my eyes to providing palliative care to my clients across the community. Also, by attending the Oceanic Palliative Care Virtual Conference 2021, I could gain the latest skills and tips about communicating with my clients better.

Besides, I wish I could gain more information about palliative care medicine. For example, the new type of opioid that we could use in the community to help our client improve their quality of life.

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

I think the IAHPC Scholarship is doing an excellent job to help members with the scholarship application.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

The GP does not understand palliative care and knows how to work out the opioid conversation rate. By doing this, I had the client been unfortunately put under the end of life pathway, potentially eligible for chemotherapy and radiation therapy to maintain quality of life.

Also, the GP could make a mistake when they rotate client opioid medication from one to another, which may give the client too many opioids in a short period.

By participating in this trip, I hope to find a better way to communicate with my GPs to help them build up a better understanding of palliative care. Hence we could provide high standers of care to clients.