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Total Pain in Palliative Care

18 January 2024

Dame Cicely Saunders, a pioneer of modern hospice movement, first coined the term "Total Pain" in 1964, which emerged from her unique perspectives as a nurse, social worker, and physician. By articulating the relationship between physical pain, psychological suffering, social problems, and spiritual distress, it changed the way we approach the assessment and management of pain.

This lecture will discuss about the concept of "Total Pain" and the implication on patient's pain management. An approach to recognise, assess, and manage patients who are suffering from "Total Pain" will be demonstrated through a case study, and the role of an interdisciplinary team management will be highlighted.

After the lecture, the participants will be able to gain an understanding on:

  • Concept of Total Pain in palliative care
  • Identifying patients who may have Total Pain 
  • An interdisciplinary approach to managing patients with Total Pain 

Click here for more lecture details.


To register (internet access is required), scan the QR code or click on the web link. Registration closes on 28 December 2023, Thursday.

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Upon registration, participants agreed to PGAHI Terms & Conditions.  Kindly note that PGAHI reserves the right of final decision on lecture registration.

Lecture Details


18 January 2024, Thursday



6.30 pm - 7.30 pm



60 minutes






Zoom Cloud Meetings


Registration Closing Date:

28 December 2023, Thursday


Target Audience:



(Zoom Capacity: 500

This lecture will be conducted via Zoom Cloud Meetings app. For ease of accessing the lecture, please download/update Zoom Cloud Meetings app. Details of the lecture meeting link will be sent to the successful registrants nearer the lecture date.)