Fundamentals of Palliative Care
This education resource has been specifically developed by Hospice NZ as a multidisciplinary education resource aimed at all staff, registered and unregistered working in the aged residential sector and primary health. The Fundamentals of Palliative Care Package is delivered free of charge as it is funded by Waitemata District Health Board. Harbour Hospice delivers this package over two days throughout the year, please refer to our education calendar for dates and times. Onsite training can be arranged in single modules or grouped together. To apply for one of our courses please fill in the registration box below. The ten modules that make up the learning package are;
Essence of Palliative Care
This module defines palliative and end-of-life care, and discusses the palliative approach.
Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
Ethical issues occur in end-of-life care but with the right skills and decision-making processes, staff can assist people and their families in the best ways possible.
Pain & Symptom Management
This course covers the assessment of symptoms, careful planning and management of care, and ongoing evaluation.
Palliative Care for People with Chronic Illness
Learn about the challenges for people with living advanced chronic illness, and ways to improve their quality of life.
Palliative Care for People with Dementia
Get educated in the holistic assessment of pain and symptoms in end-stage dementia, how to minimise the burdens and strain experienced by family and carers, and decision-making skills in end-of-life care.
Explore how people communicate with each other and how to deal with potential challenges.
Last Days of Life
Develop the skills to make the last hours of life result in positive memories for families.
Loss & Grief
Explore the importance of the care we give to people at the end of life, and after they die.
Caring for Ourselves
This session is for staff to reflect on their own wellbeing, and look at ways to maintain it.
Introduction to Spiritual Care
An introduction to how to meet the spiritual needs of the people we care for.
These modules have given me insight into many aspects of palliative care that can be transferred into various area’s in my career as a NZ health professional