Education

Introduction to Education:

A key feature of our palliative care is providing education for healthcare professionals involved in end of life 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, Family Support (Counselling, Social Work, Spiritual) and Cultural Liaison teams. Our education programmes seek to not only build skills across networks but also to support a shared care approach.

Education Programme Palliative Care for 2019

To register for any of the training courses please contact Vanessa Philp, the Hospice Taranaki Clinical Nurse Educator

Download a registration form here... Hospice Taranaki registration form

Training is held at:
Yarrow's Education Suite
Te Rangimarie
Hospice Taranaki
5 David Street
Westown
New Plymouth 4310

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Genesis Oncology Palliative Care Lecture Series

First Thursday of each month from 0730 - 0830

For further details please email Letiesha or telephone 06 753 7830

Next session at Te Rangimarie, on Thursday 6 December 2018 Innovation in end of life cares, Heather Richardson, Joint CEO of St Christopher's Hospice, London & Honorary Professor in Palliative Care, Lancaster University. 

 

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Link Nurse Group Meeting North/Central & South Taranaki

The aim of this is to develop and promote best practice in the provision of palliative care in the Aged Care sector.

To maintain and support quality palliative care education within Taranaki, to review resources, share resources and offer peer support. For registered/enrolled nurses.

Thursday's of every second month from 16:00 - 17:00

No cost charge.

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Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Competency Program

The aim of this workshop is to assist Registered Nurses in aged residential care or private hospitals to increase knowledge, skills and competencies in the use of subcutaneous syringe drivers within a palliative care context.

This course is endorsed by Hospice New Zealand.  

This is a 2 hour workshop + written assessment to achieve the Hospice NZ Competency Certificate.

2019 Dates:

  • Wednesday 13 February 1300 - 1500
  • Wednesday 13 March 1300 - 1500
  • Wednesday 15 May 1300 - 1500
  • Wednesday 12 June 1300 - 1500
  • Wednesday 7 August 1300 - 1500
  • Wednesday 9 October 1300 - 1500
  • Wednesday 13 November 1300 - 1500
  • Wednesday 4 December 1300 - 1500

There is a charge of $60 per person - an invoice will be sent

To register email Vanessa or telephone 06 753 7830 during normal working hours Monday - Thursday.

Please complete this registration form.

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Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Refresher Program

Annual updates (Refresher courses) are recommended, to maintain competency, in the use of the syringe driver and medication management in Palliative Care.

2019 Dates:

  • Wednesday 20 February 1300 - 1430
  • Wednesday 20 March 1300 - 1430
  • Wednesday 22 May 1300 - 1430
  • Wednesday 19 June 1300 - 1430
  • Wednesday 14 August 1300 - 1430
  • Wednesday 16 October 1300 - 1430
  • Wednesday 20 November 1300 - 1430
  • Wednesday 11 December 1300 - 1430

Please complete this registration form.

There is a charge of $30 per person - an invoice will be sent

To register email Vanessa or telephone 06 753 7830 during normal working hours Monday - Thursday.

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Hospice NZ Fundamentals of Palliative Care Education

Available for all staff in Aged Care facilities

Topics covered are:

  • Essence of Palliative Care
  • Pain & Symptom Management
  • Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care for people with Chronic Illness
  • Palliative Care for people with Dementia
  • Communication Skills
  • Last Days of Life
  • Loss & Grief
  • Caring for Ourselves
  • Spirituality
2019 Dates:

One half day in the afternoon from 13:00 - 16:30 each week, for 5 weeks.

Wednesday: September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th OCTOBER 2nd

To register email Vanessa or telephone 06 753 7830 during normal working hours Monday - Thursday.

Requests for Education either at Te Rangimarie or offsite are invited.

 Cost: $75 - please complete this application form - email this application form to Vanessa and then you will be invoiced (to pay prior to the workshop) No refunds.

Certificate of Attendance on completion of workshops is provided - you must attend all 5 sessions.

Fundamentals Programme certificate will be received when your reflective evaluation has been returned.

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Link Nurse Group Meeting - North/Central & South Taranaki

The aim of this is to develop and promote best practice in the provision of palliative care in the Aged Care sector. To maintain and support quality palliative care education within Taranaki, to review resources, share resources and offer peer support. For registered/enrolled nurses.

Meetings are every other month on Wednesday's from 16:00 - 17:00

No cost charge.

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Palliative Education for Care Assistants Course

This education is designed to provide the key principle, practical knowledge and foundational skills of Palliative care to care assistants and home based support workers - but anyone can attend who has not had Palliative care experience and would like to feel they have knowledge in their role.  It is provided as a "stepping stone" to the more comprehensive Fundamentals of Palliative Care which will be run later in the year.  This course runs on 4 consecutive weeks through April.  There is no charge for this course.

2019 Dates

Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th. 24th April

Hospice Taranaki

Call us 24/7 at 06 753 7830