Advance Training on Palliative Care for Humanitarian Health Workers

By International Organisation for Migration (IOM) – Bangladesh.

That was our own training session for the core Palliative  care team and other non Palliative care doctors, nurses and medical assistants. The training was conducted by  Dr. Mostofa kamal Chowdhury (Adil), Assistant Professor, Palliative Care Department,  Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) Dhaka, Bangladesh. Apart from IOM’s Palliative Care doctors; Dr. Lutful Haider Romiz, Dr. Ashikur Rahman & Dr. Mohiuddin was there. 

The training was 3 days with 9am-5pm everyday.
It was conducted on 18th to 20th September 2023 in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 

It covered history & changing concept with updates on primary palliative care, pain assessment, pain management, exercise with pain management, ethical issues, respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, effective communication with incurable patients, communication – role play, nursing issues in palliative care, management of others symptoms, geriatric & paediatric palliative care, burnout and self care, palliative care in Cox’s Bazar, palliative care in Karail and Narayanganj with palliative care Department of BSMMU capital of Bangladesh. Psychosocial and spiritual aspects of PC patients, emergencies in palliative care, end of life care and grief and bereavement support etc. 

The main purpose of this training is to strengthen & update about the palliative care of  the core health team. On the other hand IOM is planning to expand the new centre for palliative care service. So train up new health personnel and enhance the clinical and operational skills of the health care workers on a palliative care approach. Also to build the capacity of health care workers for implementation and monitoring of palliative care services in Humanitarian settings.

Courtesy By
Mohammad Pias 
Palliative Care Nurse 
IOM, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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