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 2018

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 1st November 2018 "Sexuality, intimacy and palliative care" Presented by - Brigitte Karle, Clinical Nurse Educator, HammondCare, Neringah Hospital, Wahroonga

 

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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.

2018 Dates:

Wednesday 7th November 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.

2018 Dates:

Wednesday 21st November 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
2018 Dates:

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

Wednesday: September 26th, OCTOBER 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

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.

Hospice Taranaki

Call us 24/7 at 06 753 7830