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

4 Day Introduction to Palliative Care for Auxiliary, Ancillary nurses and Health Care workers
  • Introduction to palliative care
  • Communication skills
  • Breaking bad news
  • Ethics
  • Genograms
  • Pain and symptom control
  • Psycho, social and spiritual care
  • The dying process
  • Grief, Loss & Bereavement
1-Week Introduction to Palliative Care

An informative 5 day course for Registered, Enrolled and Professional nurses focusing on a multi-disciplinary/holistic approach to palliation. On completion a certificate will be issued.

  •  Introduction to Palliative care
  • Basic Principles of Nursing
  • Communication skills
  • Nutrition and Elimination
  • Breaking bad news
  • Basic First Aid Principles
  • Ethics
  • Grief, Loss & Bereavement
  • Genograms
  • The dying process
  • Pain and symptom control
  • Psycho, Social and spiritual care
2.5- Day Grief, Loss and Bereavement Workshop

A 2.5-day workshop for people with basic counselling or support skills.

Course Objectives:

  • To increase knowledge and understanding of grief, loss and bereavement.
  • To develop insight into grief through the ages.
  • To learn new and creative ways of supporting the bereaved.
  • To develop new insights and skills for grief and bereavement support.
  • Enhanced self-awareness.

Course outline:

  • New theories and models for understanding grief, loss and bereavement.
  • “The silent grief” – an overview of childhood bereavement.
  • Self awareness and personal growth.
  • Grief support – skills, values, process, models and perspectives.
  • The way forward.
Volunteer Counselling 5 week course

5 week (8.30-15.00 hours) Care Givers Course

The course provides the appropriate skills to:

  • Develop an understanding of the Hospice philosophy of care and become orientated to the organisation
  • Facilitate enhanced awareness of self and insight into issues evoked by patients
  • Gain insight into the losses experienced by a sick patient and their family
  • Begin conceptualising death in order to empathize with the dying patient
  • Explore personal experiences of loss and grief and develop an understanding of the theory around grief, loss and bereavement
  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding of terminal illness: physical and psychological implications
  • Learn and practice interpersonal skills

Who should do the course?

  • Any individual who has a passion for wanting to volunteer themselves to Hospice.
  • Individuals with empathy and compassion.
  • Professionals and non-professionals who would like to expand and learn more about counselling in a palliative situation.
Dementia Course

2 Day Dementia Workshop for professoinal and non-professional people. Provide optimal care to dementia patients at home/ retirement homes/ nursing homes etc. Learn more about this disease and how to manage the dementia patient.

Dementia is a disease; it is not part of normal aging!

Learn on this course about:

  • Why and how dementia does occur.
  • Different types of dementia.
  • How to communicate with a dementia patient.
  • How to go into their world.
  • How to improve their quality of life.
  • How to cope with difficult behavior and aggression.
  • How to help them with their activities of daily living.
  • Caring for the Carer.
  • Grief, Loss and bereavement in dementia family.
  • Certificates will be issued to each learner who completes the 2 day workshop.
The Ancillary Health Care Worker

This course will enable the Learner to be competent in the following aspects of home care. A certificate will be issued to all learners.

Create a hygienic environment for the patient.

Bed bathing, bed making.

Mouth care, pressure part care.

Basic position of the patient.

Basic first aid: CPR

Temperature, pulse, respiration and Blood Pressure (BP)

Basic Nutrition

Care of the dying


Basic anatomy and physiology


Patient rights

Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease

Assessments and tests will be written during the course.

We have only listed a few workshops, we also offer training on topics such as:

  • Breaking Bad News.
  • 5-Day Physical Assessment for Nurses.
  • Caring for the Patient at Home.