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Hospice is a philosophy of care which extends beyond the physical needs of a person to their emotional, social and spiritual needs and those of their family.

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Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care

These session are on hold until further notice, we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Lake Taupō Hospice will be running the Fundamentals Programme in 2020. This workshop series will commence on the 20th February 2020.  These sessions will be delivered on Thursdays  from 10.00 am – 12 pm The Pain and Symptom Management session is an exception and is a 3 hour workshop and will run from 10.00 am-1 pm. This workshop series can be completed in one year or over a number of years.

The goal of the Fundamentals packages is to improve and ensure quality and equity of palliative care services for all people and their families, regardless of care setting. The Fundamentals package consists of 10 flexible learning sessions primarily aimed at those working in aged care.

The learning packages includes:

  • Essence of palliative care
  • Ethical issues in palliative care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Palliative care for people with dementia
  • Palliative care for people with chronic illness
  • Communication skills
  • Last days of life
  • Loss and grief
  • Caring for ourselves
  • Introduction to spiritual care

Izard Hospice House
29 Huka Falls Road

Bookings are essential.

Please click here for a Fundamentals of Palliative Care information brochure.

To print out a Fundamentals of Palliative Care Poster please click here and here.

The registration has been completed.

If you have any questions regarding Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care Workshop series, please phone Michelle Edlin on 377 4252 or email excassist@laketaupohospice.co.nz to discuss.