Started in 1969 as a mission of love to serve the underserved, Assisi Hospice is proud to celebrate its 55th year of Caring for Life by presenting the Assisi Learning Festival 2024 – a series of symposiums presented by various subject experts in palliative care. This series, which is offered free to participants as Assisi Hospice’s gift to the community, hopes to empower Singapore’s ILTC sector to do more and build a compassionate society.
Featuring Dr Aditi-Sethi, a US hospice physician and end-of-life doula who founded the Center for Conscious Living and Dying (CCLD) in Asheville to promote community supported end-of-life care, the Volunteer & Care Symposium will share her expertise on:
- Engaging the volunteer community to provide support for palliative patients
- Being present and journeying meaningfully with for those at end-of-life
- Supporting volunteers and caregivers in coping with grief and loss
Team Assisi will also be sharing their knowledge on:
- Building a Sustainable NODA Programme
- Impact of Culture & Religion in Palliative Care
- An Organisational Approach to Setting Up Grief & Bereavement Service to Support Caregivers and Volunteers.
This programme is supported by Community Care Manpower Development Awards (CCMDA).
In this symposium, the Assisi Allied Health team will provide an overview on the changing landscape for patients with serious illnesses in Singapore and showcase Assisi’s interdisciplinary approach in supporting this group of patients. We will also be sharing our experiences in managing challenging conversations and addressing spiritual concerns.
Symposium participants may also opt to join the experiential workshops later in the afternoon, which will be conducted by the art therapists and music therapists to find out how creative modalities can be powerful resources to enhance well-being and self-awareness. This session is only open to healthcare professionals.