PALLIATIVE CARE IS EVERYONE'S BUSINESS

Posted Wednesday May 1, 2019
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Otago Community Hospice is offering those working in healthcare a valuable opportunity to learn more about caring for palliative care patients.

The Fundamentals of Palliative Care programme, which covers ten palliative topics across five sessions, has been developed by Hospice New Zealand.

The programme covers Essence of Palliative Care, Pain and Symptom Management, Chronic Illness, Dementia, Ethics, Spirituality, Loss and Grief, Communication and Caring for Ourselves and will be delivered by various members of Hospice specialist palliative care team, who have an expertise in the topics presented.

Hospice CEO Ginny Green says reaching the broader health community with palliative care education and support is an essential part of the Hospice Service.

“Palliative care is everyone’s business. Hospice’s core focus is helping palliative patients needing specialist care but supporting our colleagues in other health care settings who are delivering the bulk of palliative care is a big part of what we do. Our palliative education programmes are aimed at building skills and confidence.”

The programme is being run out of the Otago Community Hospice seminar room in its North East Valley premises and costs $100 per attendee. 

Registrations must be in by 31st May 2019. Anyone interested can register via https://www.otagohospice.co.nz/education/events/ or contact Glenda Hall (OCH Education Coordinator) on 03 473 1041.

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