Implementing Interventions in Health and Social Care (Synchronous e-learning)
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This course builds on Social Prescribing, Social Determinants of Health, Patient Centred Care and Biopsychosocial Model as cornerstones to improve the integration of health and social care. Participants will acquire skills to use tools to assess social determinants of health, find assets in the community to support patients and co-develop personalised care plan.
In addition, to enable client empowerment and activation of other stakeholders, interprofessional collaboration, interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication skills, and motivational interviewing technique will also be covered in this course. Participants will also learn to interpret group dynamics and understand its impact on client’s needs and conditions on participation of care activities. Thereafter to apply the knowledge to adjust prescribed activities to meet clients’ needs.
About Social Prescribing
Research has shown that 80% of healthcare outcomes is influenced by one’s social determinant of health. Only 20% of health outcome is a result of direct "medical prescription". It is recognised that for care plans to be effective, it should include a social prescription to improve the social determinants of health. Moreover, the ability to work effectively with other care professionals is important. Effective collaborations with stakeholders in the health and social care sector is critical in a good care plan.
Social prescribing is an important new intervention to improve the social determinants of health, advocated by World Health Organisation (WHO) and health systems around the world, including Singapore SingHealth Community Hospitals (SCH). SCH works closely with WHO Western Pacific Regional Office to provide technical advice in the development of its toolkit for social prescribing and is also a partner in the Global Alliance for Social Prescribing.
SCH's Mission in Social Prescribing
SCH participated in the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Social Prescribing that is available through the OpenWHO1 platform. SCH has substantial experience in the practice of social prescribing being the first organisation in Singapore to introduce Social Prescribing into its care model. SCH is also recognised internationally as an innovator in the field of Social Prescribing. In 2021, SCH won Best International Social Prescribing Scheme Award at Social Prescribing Network Awards.
At the end of the course, participants will acquire the following competencies to work in an emerging area of integrating health and social care. Participants will be able to:
Individuals helping clients in intermediate and long-term care (ILTC) sector though job roles which include but not limited to:
Role Play Assessment
(scheduled at 30 mins per participant)
*Training dates are subject to changes
Participants are required to be assessed as "Competent" in all assessment activities. Details of the assessment arrangements and requirements will be provided by the trainer after the course starts.
This course will be delivered through synchronous e-Learning via Zoom. Course participants will receive the Zoom link at least a week before the first lesson.
Assoc Prof Lee Kheng Hock
In 2006, Assoc Prof Lee set up the first hospital-based family medicine department in Singapore, providing both inpatient and transitional care services at the Singapore General Hospital. He is a pioneer in the field of integrated care, working towards creating a sustainable healthcare system for a rapidly ageing population. His work is validated by two landmark randomised control studies that proved the effectiveness of transitional care services in reducing unnecessary hospital utilisation.
Assoc Prof Lee teaches Family Medicine at the Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore. He incorporated patient-centred care and care integration into the Family Medicine curriculum. As the Director of Education of SingHealth Community Hospitals, he oversees clinical training of three community hospitals.
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50% of paid fees
Please note that administrative and bank charges will be borne by the participant in the event of a refund.
Participants who fail to complete at least 75% of the programme for the enrolled course run will be deemed as withdrawn from course. He/she,
Deferment applies to a one-time postponement only. It can be granted on a case-by-case basis, subjected to availability of vacancy and SCHOOL’s approval.
Absence on Day of Course
If a participant is unable to turn up for the course, he/she needs to supplement reason of absence with a medical certificate. Other reasons will have to be supplemented with official supporting documents.
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