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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.

2019 Dates:    
Over two consecutive days from 8.30am till 4.30pm

  • 16 and 23 September 2019


  • 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:   

  1. The essence of palliative care
  2. Ethical issues in palliative care
  3. Pain and symptom management in palliative care
  4. Palliative care for people with chronic illness
  5. Palliative care for people with dementia
  6. Communication skills
  7. Last days of life
  8. Loss and grief
  9. Introductions to Spiritual Care
  10. 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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