Training for the better
Our aim is to deliver effective palliative-care training programmes of an excellent standard, thereby serving and improving the lives of individuals in need and their communities.
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Our training workshops
Professional health care workshops
Intro to Palliative Care
Overview of palliative care including:
- Introduction to palliative care
- Communication skills
- Breaking bad news
- Ethics genograms
- Pain control
- Syringe driver
- Symptom control
- Psychosocial and spiritual care
- The dying process
Short course in Palliative Nursing
This course is a combination of theory and practice designed around:
- Professional nursing practice and palliative care.
- Basic communication skills
- Theory and practice of symptom control
- Theory and practice of psychological, social, spiritual and supportive care
The Carer at Home
The course is a specially designed workshop runs over 3 mornings and is focused on the practical tasks of looking after a loved one or patient needing basic caregiving at home.
- The workshop focuses on 2 main aspects, setting up the home environment and looking after the loved one/patient at home.
- Looking after the patient will include bed making, bed bathing, care of pressure parts, sitting in a chair and other practical tasks. Introduction to palliative care
Physical Assessment Course
This course will enable:
- An understanding of physical assessment fundamentals
- Definition of the physical assessment of the patient
- Comprehension of the need for assessments of the patient
- Competency in performing a physical assessment
- Correct recording of records and data resulting from an assessment
- Competency and correct use of anatomical landmarks to describe the site of the patient’s signs and symptoms.
HIV / AIDS
- Management of pain and symptoms related to HIV/AIDS
- Effective communication skills
- An understanding of grief and loss
- Management of challenges related to advanced HIV/AIDS including ART, resistance, drug interactions and treatment failure
Breaking Bad News
The course covers:
- Increased knowledge of Robert Buckman’s six-step protocol to break bad news
- Greater skill in applying the six-steps through the use of role-playing exercises
- Understanding the importance of breaking bad news sensitively
- The ability to manage a person in denial
Grief, Loss and Bereavement counselling
Volunteer Caregiver Counselling
2-Day IPU Receptionist/Admin Volunteer Workshop and Dementia Course
This workshop is designed to enhance skills to assist the Nurses, Doctors and Administration staff members in the In-Patient Unit.
- Enhanced understanding of the Hospice philosophy of care
- Greater understanding of mourning and bereavement
- Learn and practice basic interpersonal skills related to the field of grief, loss and bereavement
- To develop an understanding of palliative care definition of care
- To facilitate and enhance awareness of self
- Assist Patients and Patient families who come to the unit
- Assist the Nurses and Doctors who look after the patients