PALPRAC PalliCHATs are CPD-accredited discussions about practical questions encountered in clinical practice.
They are available to all PALPRAC members free of charge. Other healthcare professionals are invited to join these informative discussions at a fee of R50 per session. It might be worthwhile becoming a member!
Members will be able to access recordings of all PALPRAC PalliCHATs on our membership platform.
30 September 2023, 5:00 – 6:00 pm on Zoom Note: THE DATE HAS CHANGED! This session, facilitated by Dr Shannon Odell, is the last of a 3 part series that discusses complex ethical cases among palliative care provider peers. To have one of your cases discussed, please send an anonymised patient case to Dr Odell, […]
In this month’s PalliCHAT, Tracey Brand, a well-known paediatric palliative care social worker, will discuss how palliative care teams can help a family prepare for the loss of a grand-parent, parent, sibling or other important people in their lives.
Drs Nicky Brown and Susan de Bruin will host this month’s PalliCHAT. Nutrition and hydration is an emotive and complex process of decision-making. They will discuss the evidence, the things to consider and how to communicate with patients and families.
Dr Nicky Brown will host this month’s PalliCHAT. She will discuss the ethical principles and concepts in reviewing a clinical case with ethical challenges. Nicky is a qualified paediatric neonatologist who has recently relocated to KZN. She has a postgraduate diploma in paediatric palliative care (UCT) and a diploma in Applied Ethics (SU) and is […]
This month’s PalliCHAT will be led by two palliative care doctors Dr Lyndall Gibbs (paediatric) and Dr Maggie de Swart. They will be reviewing the intricacies of safely and effectively prescribing opioids to patients living with cancer.
This month’s PalliCHAT will be a discussion led by Linda Greeff, a well-known oncology social worker, focussing on the relational and practical support strategies and resources that palliative care teams can offer their patients.
This month’s PalliCHAT allows you the opportunity to bring a challenging case to the table for reflection and discussion with the palliative care community, facilitated by Dr Shannon Odell. Please connect with her via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This PalliCHAT will review what an ethics consultation contributes to the complex patient scenario, multi-disciplinary team discussion and decision-making. Many don’t have the luxury of ethics committees or consultations and rely upon the shared principles and practices learnt in palliative care. However, there are advantages of these services being distinct.
Join our panel discussion navigating the wish for miracles and supporting the wok of bringing the circles to a close. Our panel: Dr Andre Kilian (minister, coach and counsellor), Ilana Kilian (social worker), Lauren Smith (social worker) and Dr Nosisa Matsiliza (Palliative care doctor).
What is that smell? Why does it ooze so much? How often is a dressing change needed? Which product do I use and when? Let’s talk back to basic wound care. Denischka Uys is a Registered Nurse who worked on cruise ships for three years after being qualified and gaining further experience in the ICU […]
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