Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care association (KEHPCA) together with Africa Palliative Care Association (APCA) under the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund is working with various health training institutions to integrate palliative care in to their curricula. KEHPCA and APCA have been conducting training on introduction to palliative care and effective teaching methods to lecturers and tutors from these institutions.  From 23rd to 26th April 2012 KEHPCA held training in palliative care teaching methods for lecturers and tutors from 17 institutions at Grace House Annex, Nairobi, where they were equipped with various skills to effectively teach palliative care to students in their institutions. The facilitator was Flavia Bakundana from Uganda.  Flavia has previously worked in Hospice Africa Uganda and has vast experience in teaching methodologies.

At the end of the training they felt they were better equipped to train in palliative care and other topics and interact well with students. They received certificates and a set of palliative care textbooks on behalf of their institutions. The textbooks included the following:

  • Oxford Text Book of Palliative Care
  • Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care  Nursing
  •  Children’s Palliative care in Africa
  • Research Methods in Palliative care

0ne of the tutors said “I thought teaching was only by making power point presentations and using flip charts, now I have learnt different techniques of teaching.  I will be a better teacher!”

KEHPCA wishes to thank Africa Palliative Care Association (APCA) and Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund for supporting the integration of palliative care into Health Care Professional Curriculum.

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