New palliative care fellowship seeks applicants from low- and middle income countries

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A new fellowship in palliative care is being offered as an advanced course run by the Institute of Palliative Medicine, India in partnership with Sanjeevan Palliative Care Project, Pondicherry, India, St Christopher’s Hospice, London, United Kingdom and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh.

The six- month course is designed as a distance education programme with contact sessions based on principles of adult learning. This Fellowship Programme is conducted at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, India, at the request of WHO as part of its designation as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long-term Care. The objective of the programme is to deliver a good quality training program, affordable to participants from low- and middle-income countries.

The Fellowship Programme aims to create a group of palliative care workers with an in depth knowledge of core issues in organising palliative care at the grassroots level and well versed with the recent advances and challenges in palliative care and community participation regionally, nationally and globally. Those who successfully complete the course will be issued certificates of successful completion.

Target participants

This course is aimed at people working/ interested in the field of palliative care. Clinical staff or program managers/ coordinators or community volunteers are eligible to apply. This training programme will be particularly useful for trainers and program managers (individuals in management positions in Non-Government Organizations and government agencies) in palliative care. The primary target participants include:

  • Programme managers of health care projects
  • Palliative care trainers
  • Social workers in palliative care
  • Non-clinical volunteers/ staff/ paid carers
  • Health care advocacy groups
  • Doctors/nurses who want to further explore non-medical aspects of Palliative Care
  • Any other person interested in learning about setting up of palliative care services.

The course will be taught in English.

For further information, download the Fellowship in Palliative Care 2020 – brochure.