PALPRAC membership benefits

PALPRAC full membership benefits

  • Be part of an association with the mission to improve access to palliative care for all South Africans.
  • Be part of the palliative care community of practice through a lively WhatsApp group where advice around clinical cases can be requested and shared 
  • Listing on the PALPRAC website as a palliative care provider
  • Voting rights at AGM
  • Free access to CPD accredited PALPRAC Journal Club x6 a year (12 points, some ethics) 
  • Free access to informal, supportive and educational PalliCHAT Zoom sessions once a month, open to all health care workers
  • Experience the benefits of PALPRAC advocacy in integrating palliative care in the formal healthcare sector through engagement with the DoH, medical schemes, statutory bodies and policy makers
  • Be part of growing the palliative medicine specialist discipline through involvement in guideline development, medical conferences, teaching and training
  • Support in starting up new palliative care services in both the private and state sectors

PALPRAC associate membership benefits

  • Be part of the palliative care community of practice through a lively WhatsApp group where advice around clinical cases can be shared and mentorship can be offered by qualified palliative care providers
  • Free access to informal, supportive and educational PalliCHAT Zoom sessions once a month, open to all health care workers
  • Experience the benefits of PALPRAC advocacy in integrating palliative care in the formal health care sector through engagements with the DoH, medical schemes, statutory bodies and policy makers

PALPRAC Full Membership Criteria

  1. Prior MBChB qualification; currently in good standing with HPCSA
  2. Palliative Care forms at least part of current practice
  3. Palliative Care qualification (a) or work experience (b) required:

a. recognised postgraduate qualification (Diploma / Masters / PhD) from either University of Cape Town, Cardiff University or other qualifications at the discretion of the PALPRAC board

b. at least 36 months full-time experience in a peer-recognised Palliative Care facility / setting e.g. Hospice. Palprac would encourage these practitioners to obtain a formal palliative medicine qualification. A letter of recommendation by a health care worker trained in palliative care will need to be provided.

Those medical practitioners who have done the short course in Palliative Medicine or are interested in the field are welcome to join as Associate members of PALPRAC.

Membership Fees

Annual membership is payable upfront before final approval.

NOTE: Currently membership is for medical doctors only. Membership criteria will be broadened in 2021 to accommodate other health care providers interested in palliative medicine. If you are a social worker, palliative care nurse or allied health care worker with palliative medicine qualifications and you want to be part of this process, please contact info@palprac.org.

 

If you are not eligible to become a PALPRAC member and you are a health care provider, you can register as a a Friend of PALPRAC to receive news general news about Palliative Care as well as CME accredited training or educational opportunities and journal articles. You will also need to be a Friend of PALPRAC to register for these events.

 

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