Interests: Nurses / Palliative Care
The WHO defines palliative care as “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life – threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering, the early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual”.
The goal of palliative care is achievement of the best quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care is not limited to end of life care; many aspects of palliative care are also applicable earlier in the course of the patient’s illness in conjunction with other treatments.
Palliative care is an integral part of every nurse’s role. This course equips the nurse with a set of competencies required to provide quality palliative care services and education at all levels and settings of care.
This course is open to all professional and enrolled nurses registered with the South African Nursing Council.
This short course aims to improve patient care through improved palliative nursing knowledge, skills and performance.
Hospice Palliative Care Association is offering a limited number of partial and full educational grants subject to approval for 2017. All applicants are eligible to apply. This grant will cover tuition fees but does not extend to travel, accommodation and other costs.
Course work is divided into 4 modules.
In order to receive a certificate of competence learners need to meet the following requirements:
Contact sessions and on-line learning
(The course content will be available on-line and the learners will receive hard copy manuals (1-4), an assessment guide and a workplace task booklet.)
Final written examination
R 15 000.00 (Inclusive of all VAT and Taxes where applicable)
Banking details for deposit and course fee payment
Bank name: Standard Bank
Account name: Hospice Palliative Care Association of SA
Account number: 271203854 Branch name: Pinelands
Branch Code: 036309 Branch Code: Ref No: Surname SCPNC
Fax or email proof of payment to
Fax: 021 531 1706 Email: email@example.com
A discounted rate of 50% is available for NGO staff. This will cover tuition fees but does not extend to travel, accommodation or other costs. To apply for this discount contact Chandré Adonis by 30 January 2017. Contact details below.
Contact Teaching Dates
|Module 1:||9 February – 9 March|
|Module 2:||16 March – 1 June|
|Module 3:||8 June – 29 June|
|Module 4:||20 July – 17 August|
|Clinical Practical’s:||6 July – 13 July|
|Revision:||24 August – 14 September|
Module Assessment Tasks Completed
|Module 1:||16 June 2017|
|Module 2:||8 June 2017|
|Module 3:||20 July 2017|
|Module 4:||24 August 2017|
Completed Communication Skills Assessment
31 August 2017
Completed Clinical and Workplace Tasks
31 August 2017
Final Written Examination
19 September 2017
31 October 2017 - Rewrite by invitation only
Dr. Margot Uys
Tel: 012 816 9000
Fax: 086 502 5688
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040