Trinidad and Tobago: Inaugural class completes MSc in Palliative Care

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The inaugural class included nurses, doctors, social workers and a radiotherapist, who were taught skills in communication, planning, symptom recognition and management, complemented by lecturers from a group of palliative specialists and speakers from other fields, including leaders in nursing, social work, spirituality and medicine.

The two-year part-time course was introduced in 2012 with the support of the Palliative Care Society of Trinidad and Tobago (PCSTT).

The society was established in April 2011, with the aim of improving awareness about palliative care and transforming the care available to people with life-threatening illnesses and their families in Trinidad and Tobago through increased medical support, social support and advocacy.

While the MSc course, due to begin again in September 2014, is funded by the University, the society funds conferences and workshops in Trinidad and Tobago.

Read more about the graduates, and the PCSTT, in recent articles published by UWI Today and Trinidad and Tobago’s Newsday and on the society’s website.

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