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Harbour Hospice is committed to supporting the development of the knowledge, skills and confidence of both health care professionals and others who are caring for people who are living with a life limiting condition.

We can provide targeted onsite training for a range of healthcare professionals and allied health workers. We can work with you to design training for the specific needs of your organisation.

We also work with universities to encourage and inspire a future generations of health care providers.

Hospice is not just a building, it is a philosophy of 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.

 

Communication Skills

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.

This course equipes Registered Nurses with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to manage a subcutaneous syringe driver in their place of work. Successful completion of a practical assessment and a written test is required for certification. This training can be delivered at your workplace by arrangement.

Harbour Hospice delivers the Syringe Driver Competency program throughout the year, please refer to our education calendar for dates and times. Onsite training can be arranged, a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 attendees are required.

Cost: $70 inc GST. Registration is essential.

To apply for one of our courses please fill in the registration box below.

These palliative care lectures are delivered across New Zealand via teleconference. Harbour Hospice North Shore and Harbour Hospice Hibiscus host these lectures and all health professional colleagues are very welcome to join us. A light breakfast is provided.

The lectures take place the first Thursday of every month from February until December from 7:30am – 8:30am. The Palliative Care Lecture Series is delivered free of charge as it is proudly supported by Cancer Research Trust.

No registration is required, please just come along.

Click here to download a copy of the programme for 2018.

Harbour Hospice is proactive in maintaining strong links with tertiary education providers and arrange undergraduate clinical student placements for Medical, Nursing and /Paramedic students. During their placement they will be supported to develop their knowledge and skills related to care of patients’ families/whanau who are living with a life limiting condition.

Students are encouraged to be involved in multi-disciplinary team meetings, community visits and to attend in-house multi-disciplinary teaching sessions. Students are also made aware of the importance of consent, privacy, dignity, compassion and confidentiality within the organisation, and in the delivery of individualised patient-centered care.

This competency program is designed for Registered Nurses who practice within aged care facility who may need to prepare their own syringe driver syringes to manage patients within their setting. Prerequisite to this programme;

  • To be a Registered Nurse with current Annual Practicing Certificate (ACP).
  • Prior attendance and Certification of Syringe Driver Competency program (within 12 months).

Harbour Hospice delivers the Syringe Driver Extended Competency program throughout the year, please refer to our education calendar for dates and times. Onsite training can be arranged, a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 attendees are required.

Cost: $70 inc GST. Registration is essential.

To apply for one of our courses please fill in the registration box below

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