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Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care 2018

This is a comprehensive multidisciplinary palliative care education resource comprised of nine learning packages. The flexibility of this resource means that it is able to be effectively utilised in all health care settings including general practice, hospital, community and ARC facilities.

The topics covered include:

  • Essence of palliative care
  • Ethical issues in palliative care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Palliative care for people with chronic illness
  • Palliative care for people with dementia
  • Communication skills
  • Last days of life
  • Loss and grief
  • Caring for ourselves
  • Spiritual Care

It is strongly recommended that participants complete the Essence of Palliative Care first, as this sets the scene for the remaining sessions.

The above 10 packages have been grouped into 3 integrated workshops that will be provided in Palmerston North, Horowhenua (Levin) and Tararua (Dannevirke). These workshops will run throughout 2018, as per the outline below.

Please note that for each of the workshops you may be required to do some pre-reading. A post learning activity and feedback form will also need to be completed and returned to Arohanui Hospice.

Certificates will be provided on completion of the above requirements following each workshop, and after completion of the 3 workshops you will receive a HNZ Fundamentals of Palliative Care badge.

Workshop 1: Essence of Palliative Care, Ethical Issues and Communication Skills

Workshop 2: Pain and Symptom Management, Dementia and Chronic Illness

Workshop 3: Last Days of Life, Loss and Grief, Caring for Ourselves and Spiritual Care

Workshop 1

Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Cost: $30.00
Light refreshments will be provided


Thursday 8th March:  Horowhenua – Arohanui Hospice Horowhenua Centre
Tuesday 13th March March: Tararua – Dannevirke Community Hospital
Wednesday 21st March: Palmerston Nth – Arohanui Hospice

Workshop 2

Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Cost: $30.00
Light refreshments will be provided


Tuesday 20th March: Tararua – Dannevirke Community Hospital
Thursday 22nd March: Horowhenua – Arohanui Hospice Horowhenua Centre
Wednesday 28th March: Palmerston North – Arohanui Hospice

Workshop 3

Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm
Cost: $30.00
Light refreshments will be provided


Tuesday 27th March: Tararua – Dannevirke Community Hospital
Thursday 29th March: Horowhenua – Arohanui Hospice Horowhenua Centre
Wednesday 4th April: Palmerston North – Arohanui Hospice

There may be the opportunity to facilitate additional workshops in other venues by request and negotiation with the education team at Arohanui Hospice.

To download an informational poster for all of the above sessions, please click here.

To register for any of the above courses, please click here to fill out an electronic registration form.

Alternatively click here to download a printable 2018 registration form

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