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HOPE Palliative Care Services, Inc. is the first private clinic in the Philippines that provides practical care and pain management for cancer patients.

What is Palliative Care? 

– Palliative Care is a specialized medical care for people with active, progressive and far advanced disease. It focuses on providing patients relief from pain and suffering.

– Palliative care (WHO, 2002a) is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment, and treatment of pain and other problems – physical, psychosocial and spiritual.

– Palliative Care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work collectively for the patient to provide comfort and support. Palliative care aims to improve “quality of life” for both the patient and the family because it focuses on the entire person, not only on the illness.

Palliative care:
provides relief from pain and other distressing symptoms;affirms life and regards dying as a normal process;intends neither to hasten nor to postpone death;integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care;offers a support system to help patients live as actively as possible until death;offers a support system to help the family cope during the patient’s illness and in their own bereavement;uses a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families, including bereavement counseling, if indicated;will enhance quality of life, and may also positively influence the course of illness;is applicable early in the course of illness, in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy;includes the investigations needed to better understand and manage distressing clinical complications.

HOPE Palliative Care Services, Inc., in partnership with PALCARE Hospice Foundation will be conducting a training for RNs looking to enhance their career and get hired as Palliative Care Nurse and Private Duty Nurse starting June 16, 2014.

Training will take 5 days and wil happen by mid-July. Just to give you a preview, some of the speakers will be Dr. Agnes Bausa-Claudio, Palliative Care Specialist; Merceditas Tiongson of ANSAP, Socorro Gutierrez, Dean of Pharmacy School, Metropolitan Hospital; Dr. Marina Chua Tan, Oncologist from Medical City; etc. Cost of training will be Php 5000 inclusive of training materials and snacks. 

If interested, please send your resume to careershopepalliative@gmail.com