Palliative care education and training is more important now than ever before.
Cancer Support Services (CSS) has therefore joined forces with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) to ensure that nurses have the skills to provide great patient care.
“The burden of cancer in Barbados is great and its prevalence is increasing. Barbados has a burgeoning oncology population and there are a number of persons who are living with illnesses, transitioning between treatments or being survivors. These persons require constant care
and attention which can prove challenging,” said Director of Nursing Services at QEH, Henderson Pinder.
He was speaking during the presentation of certificates ceremony yesterday for 27 healthcare professionals who successfully completed the Palliative Care Enrichment Programme 2019, facilitated by Chaplain Paul Leacock.