Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Education for Health Care Assistants Working in the Aged Residential Care Setting

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This training course has been specifically designed for Health Care Assistants who work in the aged residential care setting and provide palliative and end of life care.   The topics presented include: principles of palliative care, managing physical symptoms, care in the last 48 hours, communication, loss and grief, spirituality and self-care.

Health Care Assistants are valuable members of our team providing the greatest level of hands on care.  This course recognises their role and promotes confidence in caring for dying residents and their families. It builds on the life experiences Health Care Assistants bring with them to their role.

Learning Outcomes for Health Care Assistants:

  • Understand the holistic nature of Palliative care and indications for a palliative approach to care.  Discuss the integration of Te Whare Tapa Wha model of care.
  • Understand the concept of total pain, assessment and management.
  • Demonstrate effective communication in relation to patient, whānau care and as part of the health care team. Active listening and being heard.
  • Recognise signs of imminent death. Explore ethical issues at end of life and cultural practices around death. Consider grief, loss and bereavement.
VenueDate/TimeCost
TBC26 September
8:30am - 4:30am
$90.00 - Hospice New Zealand Palliative Care Education for Health Care Assistants Working in the Aged Residential Care SettingLogin