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Fundamentals of Palliative Care

Fundamentals of Palliative Care Programme 2021


Fundamentals of Palliative Care is a series of learning packages designed for any health care worker – registered and non-registered staff – who are caring for people with a palliative care need.

There are ten learning packages in total covering a range of topics.  They are delivered throughout the country by each hospice service.   It is suggested that all participants complete the Essence of Palliative Care as a good introduction to the unique philosophy and concepts that underpin palliative care practice.


Please see below the details for 2021 programme:-


DAY 1:   Wednesday 9th June 2021 – 8:30-16.00

  • Essence of Palliative Care
  • Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
  • Pain and Symptom Management


DAY 2:   Wednesday 14th July 2021 – 8:30-16.00

  • Palliative Care for People with Chronic Illness
  • Palliative Care for People with Dementia
  • Communication Skills


DAY 3:   Wednesday 11th August 2021 – 8:30-16.00

  • Last Days of Life
  • Loss and Grief
  • Caring for Ourselves
  • Introduction to Spiritual Care
  • Reflection and Closing


For more details, please click here to download Fundamentals of Palliative Care information brochure and poster.

Bookings are essential. If you wish to attend the three day programme, please complete the below enrolment form. 

Please register by Monday 31st May 2021. 

If you have previously missed a session, you are able to enrol for individual sessions by contacting Katja Stanley on 07 377 4252 or email

There is no fee for attending the programme.

The workshops are held at Izard Hospice House, 29 Huka Falls Road, Rangatira Park, Taupō 3330.

If you have any questions regarding the Fundamentals of Palliative Care Workshop series, please contact Katja Stanley on 07 377 4252.


Registration is now closed.