A new, blended online learning programme
The Fundamentals of Palliative Care programme is designed for any healthcare worker, registered and non-registered staff caring for people with a palliative care need. Being educated about palliative care will help you improve the assessment and outcomes for people in your care, their family and whanau, as well as yourself and other healthcare workers.
For more information and to enrol, visit the Knowledge Hub.
The Fundamentals of Palliative Care workshops associated with the online learning can be booked through your closest Hospice. Please note, you must complete the online learning prior to booking a workshop.
Essence focuses on what palliative care is, who is involved and cultural considerations. It will help you understand the essence and principles of palliative care and what you need to be prepared for when caring for people in New Zealand at the end of life.
Palliative care approach
This topic focuses on the palliative care approach and how understanding ethics, communication, and spirituality help you improve as a healthcare worker and support those receiving care.
Managing pain and long-term illness
Managing pain and long-term illness is split into two sub-topics. In Pain, other symptoms and pharmacology, you will learn the basics of pharmacology, and how you can recognise pain and help patients and their family/whānau through it. In Chronic illness and dementia, you will learn how to recognise chronic illness and dementia, the challenges people diagnosed with these face, and how you can support them.
Care and support at the end of life
Care and support at the end of life is about last days of life, loss and grief, with a focus on how to care for everyone and support people in care and their family/whānau.