Fundamentals of Palliative Care
The Fundamentals of Palliative Care is a series of learning packages designed by Hospice NZ for any health care worker – registered and non-registered staff – who are caring for people with a palliative care need. To book in for a single session, please contact our Education Team on 06 878 7047.
Loss & Grief: 9.15am - 10.45am
Although death is inevitable as a society we are still death denying. In our work we face death and grief often and the importance of the care we give at the end of life, and after death, will be explored during this session. We also look at our own grief and the importance of self care.
Caring for Ourselves: 11am - 12.30pm
Those in the caring professions are compassionate and caring individuals working with people who are suffering. Therefore, they are at risk of stress and burnout. This session is designed to provide staff with time to reflect on their wellness and look at ways to maintain it.
Last Days of Life: 1pm - 2.30pm
Inevitably people will die and care provided during the last days and hours of life has profound effects on people, and their family and whānau and on the care team. We have only one chance to get it right, this session will assist staff in developing the skills to make those last hours result in more positive memories for family.
Introduction to Spiritual Care: 2.45pm - 4.15pm
All staff have the potential to offer spiritual care. Each meeting with a person with a life limiting condition offers a chance to attend to the spiritual needs of that person; the need to be treated with dignity, the need to be “heard” and the need to have any spiritual distress noticed and addressed appropriately. This session is an introduction to how to meet the spiritual needs of the people for whom we care.