Introduction to Education:

A key feature of our palliative care is providing education for healthcare professionals involved in palliative care within the Taranaki region. Throughout the year our team offers holistic education that is practical, theoretical and reflective, across the range of topics relevant to palliative care. Education is provided by Specialists from our Medical, Nursing, Support Services (Counselling, Social Work, Spiritual) and Cultural Liaison teams. Our education programs seek to not only build skills across networks but also to support a shared care approach.

Education Programme Palliative Care for 2023

To request additional information regarding Education sessions please contact Paula King, the Hospice Taranaki Clinical Nurse Educator

Register here for 2023

Education evaluation forms 2023 to be completed following the training.


Training is held at:
Te Kahu Pairuri Hospice Taranaki
Te Rangimarie
Yarrow Education Suite
5 David Street
New Plymouth 4310



First Thursday of each month from 0730 - 0830
For further details please email Letiesha or telephone 06 753 7830

Watch them - wherever you are... you’ll be able to access all you need for the lecture via a private webpage – on the Hospice NZ website.  


2023 Lectures 

The first lecture for 2023 was on 2 February, and topic was "Too few and too far" -  the need to grow Maori leadership in the Hospice Sector.  This was presented by Vanessa Eldridge - Director Health Equity, Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington - you can access this lecture by clicking here

2 March 2023 - The Children's Palliative Care Initiative - Megan Doherty, Paediatric palliative care specialist, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Roger Neilson House (a paediatric hospice) in Ottawa, Canada. You can access this lecture by clicking here

6 April 2023 - Palliative Care for Patients and Families affected by Neurological Disease - Professor David Oliver. You can access this lecture by clicking here

6 July 2023 - Resilience/Grief - Dr Lucy Horne, a Director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, a research associate at AUF University.  You can access this lecture by clicking here

 3 August 2023 - GI Symptoms & Bowel Obstruction in Palliative Care - Professor Katy Clark, Clinical Director of Palliative Care, NSLHD Cancer and Palliative Care; Network Conjoint Professor at the Northern Clinical School, the University of Sydney; Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health UTS (Sydney) and consults at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre.  You can access this lecture by clicking here

Coming Next

7 September 2023 - Wound Care in Palliative Care - Professor Keryln Carville, Professor of Primary Health Care and Community Nursing at Silver Chain Group and Curtin University.  Keryln co-ordinates the Curtin University Postgraduate Program of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice in Perth and Singapore.

5 October 2023 - Integrating Aromatherapy in Palliative Care - Carol Rose, Clinical Aromatherapist & Educator, BSc (HONS) Pall Nurs., RGN, Dip Aroma, RMT

2 November 2023 - A model of care for people with severe COPD - Dr Amanda Landers, Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Medicine and leads the Palliative and End of Life Care Module

7 December 2023 - Caring for Maori at the End of Life - Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell, Research Fellow in the School of Nursing, University of Auckland, and she is a founding member of the Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research Group.


Webcast quick info

  • From Feb 2021 the lectures became webcast only
  • No phone needed - you’ll access the lecture via the internet
  • No longer need a copy of the speakers PowerPoint prior to the lecture – they will control this via the webcast
  • You’ll need an internet-capable screen/computer in a shared space with speakers and keyboard for questions

We suggest you bookmark this page on your computer and the shared computer where your site will listen to the lecture.