Palliative care provides a holistic approach in the care of people with life-threatening illnesses or any serious health related suffering in a multidisciplinary manner. The physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and their families are addressed. These developments are against the background of increasing recognition of the opportunities for improving quality of health care and strengthening efforts for universal health coverage through palliative care as well as the challenges of unmet need
The palliative care certificate will provide participants with a base on which to confidently engage in the care of patients with life-threatening illnesses and provide them the quality of life they deserve.The course targets all engaged with patient care (doctors, nurses, social workers, religious leaders etc.) The mode of learning is designed to cater for busy working professionals who can study in addition to other commitments.