Education and training

Mary Potter Hospice’s Palliative Care Education Programme aims to work collaboratively with health professionals working across the range of sectors and services, particularly in the community, to promote and provide evidence base palliative care knowledge, skills and experiential learning.

Our workshops are designed for all health workers who provide palliative and end-of-life care to enhance the skills and knowledge they have and need to provide palliative care which will then meet the needs of their patients, clients, whānau and carers.

The topics, learning activities and methods we use, both provide and promote opportunities for experiential and collaborative learning which is outward (community) focused.

Our 2021 Symposium, Whetū i te Rangi is our first key event on Monday 3 May 2021 at Te Papa Tongarewa, with a compassionate communities storytelling event on Sunday 2 May 2021.

Are you a health care worker or an organisation who has specific needs and would work with us designing a workshop which meets your individual needs? Please email our Education Administrator or call on 04 381 0169.

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Excellent talks by hospice doctors. Made me think about management of unwell residents and how we may manage symptoms more effectively – Participant of Pain & Symptom Management Masterclass

Registering for Mary Potter Hospice education & Hospice NZ Programme

To register for any of our courses follow this link. For ARC managers, please contact our Education Administrator for assistance.

Masterclasses for 2021

  • Loss and Grief
    Thursday 29 July 2021
  • Pain and Symptom Management in Palliative Care
    Thursday 21 October 2021
  • Communication Skills, and Ethics
    Thursday 15 September 2021

Hospice NZ Programmes for 2021

  • Care Givers
    Wednesday 26 May 2021
  • Fundamentals of Palliative Care (delivered with blended learning)
    Thu 16 September (Wellington or Porirua), Tue 12 October (Wellington or Porirua)
  • Subcutaneous Syringe Drivers
    Tue 1 June (Wellington), Tue 8 June (Porirua), 15 June 2021 (Kapiti)

We grieve differently regardless of race, culture, gender. Community support helps us heal and deal with loss and grief journey. Learnt about funeral services offered in Wellington – Participant of Loss and Grief Masterclass

The Art of Palliative Medicine – Student reflections in art

University of Otago Wellington and Mary Potter Hospice offer a joint palliative medicine teaching programme to medical students. This involves teaching by Hospice staff, Hospice clinical placements and arranging for student-pairs to visit Hospice patients and whānau at home, and then writing a reflection with some students choosing to develop creative works to accompany the reflection.

The University of Otago Wellington has launched a website to display some of the art and reflections developed by students, The Art of Palliative Medicine. New artworks will be added as more students complete the programme.

Palliative Care Link Nurse Programme

The Palliative Care Link Nurse (PCLN) Programme is an opportunity for Registered Nurses with an interest in Palliative Care, working in Primary Care and Aged and Residential Care, to participate in the new Link Nurse programme. The PCLN programme is a five-day placement in a hospice palliative care setting where nurses work alongside experienced practitioners and are immersed in the role of the palliative care clinician. Nurses will be encouraged to develop innovative ideas that are relevant to their own practice.

  • PCLN Programme for 2021
    Monday 23 August – Friday 27 August 2021
    Applications opening Monday 28 June 2021
    Closing date Monday 28 July 2021

More information can be found here and the application form can be found here.