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Traveling Scholarships Program Report

Supun Prageeth, RN

Travel date: July 27, 2017

Name of Meeting/Event/Activity: Asia Pacific Hospice Conference

Origin: Homagama, SriLanka / Destination: Suntec City, Singapore


How was this meeting/activity helpful to you?

This conference gave me enormous Experience regarding palliative care.i met a lot of new friends and worldclass lectures.eminent lecture panel was ornerment to the whole conference.nurse and docteres,social workers sharing their idias and innovation in palliative medicine which was helpful and enhanced my knowledge.moreover,poster presentation inspired me to do innovation and research in palliative care.i impart my knowledge in each other.this is amazing experience.

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

I think this new knowledge help me to establish a fulltime palliative clinic in my hospital.we have a palliative nursing care team and we are planning to do home base care in future.on the other hand,pain management is important facter in wound care..so I learned a lot regarding in pain management which is assist me enormously in my work setting.also,I planning to do lecture series in whole country hospital nurses to disseminate palliative nursing in my small island.hopefully palliative care is integral part in cancer nursing and I hope to do remarkable thing to my hospital

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

IAHPC Travelling scholarship is like a jem and it was helped a lot of nurses to participate many programs in worldwide.so my idia is give more scholarships annually and coordinate with universities to provide more education opperturnities to developing country nurses.

Narrative summary highlighting the needs and challanges you face

In main problems in our country overcome the pain of cancer patients.normally we use opioids like morpine for pain release.unforturnately,many patients were complain about constipation which reduce their activities and comfort.so patients rejects to take morphine because of this matter and health professionals struggling to find proper answer this issue.however,I learned about the drug like targin to solve this matter and I hope to propose about this drug to our management.on the other hand,we are lack of funding to participate education event like this conference and I found many ways for funding opperturnities to introduce my colleagues.palliative care is multidisciplinary approach and we need more trainy personnel. To collaborate and enhance their knowledge too.so however majer barrier and ethical issue is referral system.we not received referrals in correct manner and I discussed several times with my country fellows regarding this matter.so they also experienced this same matter and they impart their idias to overcome this barrier.so finally I learned a lot from this conference and hope to upgrade my country and hospital palliative care in future.


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