Institute Of Palliative Care:

Institute of Palliative Care : - Simultaneously with the functioning of OP in 2006, in Old District Hospital Building a Training Institute was set up to give necessary training to Doctors, Nurses and Volunteers to equip them to work in the different areas of Palliative medicines, care and treatment. Different training courses are conducted regularly in the Institute. They are:

  1. Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine

  2. Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing

  3. Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Auxiliary Nursing

  4. Certificate Course in Essential of Palliative Care

  5. Two week training to Nurses / Doctors*

  6. Two day training to Volunteers

  7. Periodic Refresher courses for doctors, nurses and volunteers

*sponsored by Govt. of Kerala, Health and Family Welfare Dept. to train personnel for delivery of  palliative care through primary health centers.

Dr. E. Divakaran, Director, Institute of Palliative Care. dr. e. divakaran,
director

Our Society is a center for MSW Students for their block field work placement. Institute of Palliative Care was set up with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Trichur Central. The Institute has now been approved by the Govt. of Kerala for training in palliative care. This is also one among the few centers recognized by the Indian Association of Palliative Care for its Certificate Course. Institute of Palliative Care is a collaborating center of Institute of Palliative Medicine which is a demonstration project of World Health Organization .

dr. ramla beevi,
coordinator,
academic programs

Dr. Ramla Beevi, Coordinator, Academic Programs

We give below details of the various training courses and link to download the applications. Application forms are not available for Volunteers' Training, and we would request you to please submit your own application giving all relevant details..

Details of the Training Programs:

A) BASIC CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PALLIATIVE MEDICINE (BCCPM)
    
A six-week intensive training program in palliative care for doctors

  • Provides hands-on training in symptom management and communication skills.

  • Introduces trainees to a range of methods of palliative care delivery, as outpatients, inpatients, homecare, and in link centers.

  • Includes lectures by specialists in the field, assignments, presentations and project preparation and assessments.

  • Candidates maintain a logbook during the course.

  • Evaluation is carried out by the candidates, their peers and the faculty.

Course fee is Rs. 5,000 (Rupees five thousand only) approx. $100

Accommodation will be the candidate’s own responsibility; but the institution will offer all possible assistance including subsidized accommodation at the Institute of Palliative Care if available.

Download the application form from  BCCPM ( Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Medicine) .

For further Details contact:
             
Dr. E. Divakaran. Email : edivakaran@gmail.com Mobile :9447308707
         Dr. Ramla Beevi E-mail: ramlabeebi@gmail.com Mobile: 9446146901 

B) BASIC CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PALLIATIVE NURSING (BCCPN)

Course Structure And Delivery:

Any nurse holding a recognised degree or certificate in nursing and interested in palliative care is eligible to do the course. During the course the student spends approximately 144 hours in clinical experience and 72 hours in theory. The clinical will include Home Care (both locally and at link centers), plus Hospice and Clinic work. The student is expected to spend at least 10 hours per week going through background material.

Evaluation:

Evaluation of light assignments, case presentations and topic presentations which together carries 60% of total marks is done jointly by self (student), peer and faculty. The final examination carries 40% of the total marks. The student is given a certificate if she or he secures 50%. Reflective journal is required, but not graded. 

Course fee is Rs. 3,000 (Rupees three thousand only) approx. $60

Download the application form from BCCPN ( Basic Certificate Course in Palliative Nursing)

For further Details contact:
             
Dr. E. Divakaran. Email : edivakaran@gmail.com Mobile :9447308707
         Dr. Ramla Beevi E-mail: ramlabeebi@gmail.com Mobile: 9446146901 

C) CERTIFICATE COURSE IN ESSENTIALS OF PALLIATIVE CARE

A Course run by Indian Association of Palliative Care. The Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care have two components. Part A intended to build the theoretical base. Part A has 8 weeks of distance learning and introductory session in the beginning followed by a contact session of 15 hours. There will be an evaluation at the end and successful candidates will be awarded the Certificates in Essentials of Palliative Care. Part B of the Course is 10 days of optional clinical placement at Pain and Palliative Care Clinic. The Certificate awarded to candidates successfully completing this clinical component of the course will enable them to apply for license to stock and dispense oral morphine under the modified Narcotic Rule. 

The Course Fee:

A heavily subsidized course fee of Rs 1000/- will be charged. This will cover the training fee, course material and examination fee.

Download the application form from Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care,  a course run by Indian Association of Palliative Care.

For further Details contact:
             
Dr. E. Divakaran. Email : edivakaran@gmail.com Mobile :9447308707
         Dr. Ramla Beevi E-mail: ramlabeebi@gmail.com Mobile: 9446146901 

D) AUXILLIARY NURSES TRAINING IN PALLIATIVE CARE

The Course is meant for females who have passed S.S.L.C. with some work experience in hospitals or those who have completed plus two with any subject. The duration of the course is 3 months. The course consists in developing communication skills, care of bedridden patients and hands on training in nursing skills. There is no course fee. Travel and accommodation will have to be borne by the student or those who sponsor. 

Download the application form from Auxiliary Nurses training in palliative care.

For further Details contact:
             
Dr. E. Divakaran. Email : edivakaran@gmail.com Mobile :9447308707
         Dr. Ramla Beevi E-mail: ramlabeebi@gmail.com Mobile: 9446146901 


E) VOLUNTEERS TRAINING. (we shall thank you for submitting your own application giving all details, like date of birth, address, contact number (if any), qualifications, etc.)

For more information about the courses, please contact
The Course Coordinator,
Pain and Palliative Care Society,
Old Dist Hospital Building,
Thrissur 680 001,
either on phone (Dr. Ramla Beevi, Phone: 9446146901)  or through e-mail
E-Mail: ppcs.thrissur@gmail.com