Mātauranga me te whakangunguEducation and training

Education and training

Mary Potter Hospice provides specialist palliative care education and training across the health sector and in the community. Our team draws on specialist palliative care knowledge based on research, education and clinical practice.

Ako Ako | Education

The concept of ako describes a teaching and learning relationship, where the educator is also learning from the patient, whānau and community. It is where educators’ practices are informed by the latest research and are both deliberate and reflective. Ako is grounded in the principle of reciprocity and also recognises that the teacher, learner and whānau cannot be separated.

O Matou Oranga | Our Purpose

Mary Potter Hospice seeks to deliver high quality palliative care education. Health care professionals are stretched, and finding it increasingly hard to commit to full day education programmes,  so we need to adapt and offer choices in the modes of delivery of palliative care education.

There are different levels of need across the palliative care education spectrum, from basic introduction to palliative care to specialist palliative care advancement.

Mary Potter Hospice Scholarship for Palliative Care Nursing

This scholarship is dedicated to supporting Māori and Pacific student nurses, with an  interest in palliative care, to strive towards excellence in nursing while exploring palliative care as a future career option. It provides up to $5000 toward the cost of final year tertiary fees and also offers a guaranteed elective final work placement in the Inpatient Unit as well as an opportunity to work with us as a casual Health Care Assistant during this final year of study.

All Māori and Pacific nursing students currently studying at Massey, Whiteria or Victoria University of Wellington are eligible to apply. Find more information about the scholarship and how to apply here.

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