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Fundamentals of Palliative Care

Fundamentals of Palliative Care

This course covers 10 modules to enhance the ‘End of Life’ care skills of all participants.

2018 Dates:    
Over two days from 8.15am till 4.30pm

  • 16 and 30 April

  • 16 and 23 July 

  • 1 and 8 October


  • 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:   

  • The essence of palliative care
  • Ethical issues in palliative care
  • Pain and symptom management in palliative care
  • Palliative care for people with chronic illness
  • Palliative care for people with dementia
  • Communication skills
  • Last days of life
  • Loss and grief
  • Introductions to Spiritual Care
  • Caring for ourselves

Cost: $60 (*this programme is subsidised by Waitemata District Health Board)
Venue: Living & 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
Number of Students: 8 Minimum
Pre-Requisites: Some pre reading applies


  • Certificates awarded for each module
  • A lapel badge is awarded for full completion of the programme

Endorsed by Hospice New Zealand

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