Welcome to the Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care Training Program
The Fundamentals of Palliative Care is a series of learning packages designed for any health care worker – registered and non-registered – who are caring for people with a palliative care need. It provides the learner with a broad overview of how to provide palliative care to people in their last days of life.
The programme is delivered via a blended model of learning, consisting of five online modules which include reflection exercises and three workshops.
Watch this short (two minutes) introductory video before you get started. It includes what is covered in the programme, how to register, what you need to do to complete the programme and where to go for support.
Essence of Palliative Care – This is a foundation module and is a prerequisite to enrolling in further modules in the programme. It covers palliative care concepts and the culture of care.
The Palliative Care Approach – 1 module covering communication, ethics, and spirituality
Managing Pain and Long-Term Illness – 2 modules covering pain, other symptoms, and pharmacology. Chronic illness and dementia
Care and Support at the End of Life – 1 module covering last days of life, grief, loss, and caring for ourselves.
These courses can be completed independently, with a certificate of completion available for each.
NOTE: To participate in a workshop, the online learning relevant to that workshop will need to be completed first.
Step One: Register to start your online learning at Knowledge Hub
Step Two: Complete the first online module “Essence Palliative Care Concepts and Culture of Care”. This module should take approx. 1 hour to complete.
Step Three: Choose and complete one or more of the additional online modules. Note you will need to complete the online module/s below before you can do the corresponding workshop.
– The Palliative Care Approach – 1 hour
o Communication, Ethics and Spirituality
– Managing Pain and Long Term Illness – 1 hour each
o Pain, other symptoms and pharmacology
o Chronic illness and dementia
– Care and Support at the End of Life – 1 hour
o Last days of life, grief, loss and caring for ourselves
Step Four: Book the Workshops – Cost $30 per workshop
To participate in a workshop, the online learning relevant to that workshop will need to be completed first.
Workshop 1 – The Palliative Care Approach
Tuesday 13th February 2024 9:00am – 12:00midday
Workshop 2 – Managing Pain and Long-Term Illness
Tuesday 20th February 2024 9:00am – 12:00midday
Workshop 3 – Care and Support at the End of Life
Tuesday 27th February 2024 9:00am – 12:00midday