About Hospice

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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Our palliative care services provide specialist and compassionate nursing care at home for people in our community.

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Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care

Lake Taupō Hospice will be running the Fundamentals Programme in 2018. This workshop series will   commence on the 8th February 2018 .  Most sessions will be delivered between from 1-3pm, except for the Pain and Symptom Management workshop which will be delivered from 1-4pm.

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 chronic illness
  • Palliative care for people with dementia
  • 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.

Please complete the on-line registration form below RSVP by 29th January 2018.

If you have any questions regarding Hospice New Zealand Fundamentals of Palliative Care Workshop series, please phone Janine Colpman-King on 377 4252 or email educationadmin@laketaupohospice.co.nz to discuss.

Fundamentals of Palliative Care

  • Please Note: You will automatically be registered once this registration form has been received. You will be contacted if the programme is full or for some unforeseen reason the date may need to be changed. Please ensure that your contact details are legible and correct.