Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Workshop on Fundraising and Communication for NGOs

8 - 10 June 2010
Hydro Majestic Hotel, Batu Feringghi, Penang

Target group: NGOs in the Northern Region of Malaysia

Course fee: RM 150.00 per pax;
Early bird registration: RM100.00 [if registered before 15th May 2010].
[This special arrangement at subsidized course fee has been made possible with support from Resource Alliance Malaysia.]

The fee covers course materials, refreshments and lunch for the 3 days.
Participants requiring accommodation will need to make their own arrangements directly with the hotel.

Places are limited to 100 participants. Therefore each NGO is allowed to sign up for a maximum of 2 places. The NGO’s can indicate interest to send more; however this request can only be considered after the early bird registration closes and should there be places available.

Please email Ms S. Vijaya Balan for further info.

St. Nicholas' Home, Tel: 04-229 0800 ext.133
Fax: 04-227 8590
Website: St Nicholas Home

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Solution-Focussed Practice

A Strength-based Approach to Counselling

Date: Monday, 7 June 2010
Time: 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room 4, Caring Society's Complex
Jalan Utama, Penang

Organised by: Penang Association of Counselling & Psychology (PACP)
& Penang Counselling Group (PCG)

Registration fee:
RM150 [for members of PACP and PCG]
RM200 [others]

Facilitator: KOK MUN NG, PhD, NCC, LPC
Dr Kok-Mun Ng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counselling at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He frequently conducts skill-based training workshops which include solution-focused brief therapy, couples and family counselling and emotional intelligence skills in the U.S. and other Asian countries. Dr Ng has published many research articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented in regional, national and international professional conferences. Dr Ng is a licensed professional counsellor in North Carolina, Texas and Malaysia.


8.30 - 9.00 am - Registration
9.00 - 10.30 am - Program begins
10.30 - 10.45 am - Break
10.45 am - 12.00 noon - Program continues
12.00 - 1.00 pm - Lunch
1.00 - 2.30 pm - Program resumes
2.30 - 2.45 pm - Break
2.45 - 5.00 pm - Program continues

Any enquiries, please email Rita.
or tel: 013-433 4375.

Closing date: 25 May 2010

Job Vacancy: Staff Nurse

We are looking for qualified nurses for our Hospice at Home Programme.

  • Malaysian
  • State Registered Nurse - registered with Malaysian Nursing Board
  • Preferably with palliative care training or keen interest in palliative care or minimum 1 year working experience (but fresh graduates seeking career in palliative care can also apply)

Interested candidates are invited to write-in with a resume stating qualification, working experience, present and expected salary together with a passport-sized photograph (n.r.) to the following address:

CEO/Medical Director
Penang Hospice Society
250A Jalan Air Itam
10460 Penang

or via email to: PHS

Monday, April 19, 2010

Free Health Talk on Cancer

The Nutritional Way to Avoid Cancer

Date: 25 April 2010
Time: 2 pm - 6 pm
Venue: Crystal Ballroom - Mezzanine Floor,
Bayview Beach Resort, Ferringhi, Penang

Organised by: Holista Colltech
Health Talk Partner: Bayan Bay Pharmacy
Free admission.

Ms Cindy Chiang 016-4960 608
Ms Chan, Bayan Bay Pharmacy 04-6591 271

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hospice Bulletin April 2010

Hospice Bulletin Apr 2010

Communication Skills (Palliative Care) Workshop

“Effective symptom control is impossible without effective communication”
FRIDAY 21 MAY 2010

Organised by: Penang Hospice Society

0815 - 0845

0845 - 0900
Welcome address

0900 - 0930
Getting to know you (Group work)

0930 - 1000
The Art & Craft of Communication

1000 - 1045
Let’s Communicate! (Group work)

1045 - 1100 C O F F E E

1100 - 1145
Breaking Bad News – DVD viewing & case discussion

1145- 1300 pm
Dealing with psychological distress - Role Play

1300 - 1400 L U N C H

1400 - 1440
Dealing with ‘delicate’ issues - Case Discussion

1440 - 1600
Handling difficult questions/situations - Role Play (Conspiracy of silence, etc)

1600 - 1630
Feedback/Review, Presentation of Certificates


Dr Lalitha Jeyasingam (Palliative Care Physician, Penang Hospice Society)
Dr Lee Her Chin (Med. Director, Pure Lotus Hospice)
Dr Oo Loo Chan (Med. Director, Charis Hospice)
Dr Ong Eng Eng (Palliative Medicine Physician, Hospital Pulau Pinang)

Rumah Hospis Pulau Pinang
250A Jalan Air Itam
10460 Pulau Pinang

Number of Participants: limited to 30

Target Group: Nurses & Doctors

Fees: RM80 [inclusive of : Registration, handouts, certificate of attendance, 1 meal and two tea breaks]

For registration form/further info, please call Devi or Liza at 04-228 4140 or email Liza

Counselling Course 2010

- updated schedule -

  • Any person who is interested in acquiring basic counselling skills.
  • Course participants have to be proficient in English as course instructions, notes and reading assignments as well as stipulated written reports and examination will be in English.
  • Participants from NGOs have to be nominated by their respective organisations.
  • As the maximum number of participants that can be accepted is 25, please register early. Places will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

Course Fee: RM250.00.

Counselling Registration Form 2010

Counselling Course Schedule 2010