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The Fundamentals of Palliative Care Programme

The Fundamentals of Palliative Care Programme


Fundamentals of Palliative Care is a one-day workshop designed for registered and non-registered Health Care workers who care for palliative patients.

This is a blended learning programme of E-Learning and workshop training.

E-Learning modules must be completed prior to attending the workshop. (Please see the link below to register.)

To introduce you to this new way of learning for the Fundamentals of Palliative Care, please view this short video by Hospice New Zealand explaining what is covered, how to sign up and what you need to complete.

This can be viewed here:

Upon completing your E-Learning, you will attend 1x full day workshop from from 8.30am - 5pm (approx.) followed by a 90 min Zoom the following morning.


The 2023 dates are:

  • Tues 28 Feb & Wed 1 March
  • Tues 9 May & Wed 10 May
  • Tues 8 Aug & Wed 9 Aug *(changed from 22 & 23 Aug)
  • Tues 21 Nov & Wed 22 Nov


  • Will enhance the End of Life care skills of all participants
  • Network with peer support group
  • Shared learning
  • Reflective learning opportunity, with certificates presented for continuing education

Topics include:   

  • Essence of Palliative Care
  • Communication
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Spirituality
  • Challenges of Chronic Illness and Dementia
  • Applying the Palliative Approach in Dementia
  • Applying the Palliative Approach in Chronic Illness
  • Managing Pain
  • Morphine and Non-Pharmacological Treatment
  • Death and Dying
  • Cultural Considerations
  • Loss and Grieving
  • Your Wellness

Cost: $60 (+ gst) Programme is subsidised by Waitemata District Health Board
Venue: The Hospice Learning Centre, 206 Swanson Road, Henderson
Presented by: Members of the Hospice West Auckland Team
For Who? An inter-professional holistic learning programme for anyone who is interested to learn about End of Life care
Pre-Requisites: You must complete the E-Learning before you can book in to attend a workshop. You can sign up to the e-learning here:

Certification: Certificates awarded for each E-Learning module and after completing the course

Nationally recognised programmed developed by Hospice New Zealand

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