Education Programme Palliative Care for 2017

To register for any of the training courses please contact Hospice Taranaki, Clinical Nurse Educator - Vanessa Philp on 06 753 7830 alternately email Vanessa

download a registration form here ....Hospice Taranaki registration form

Training is held at:
Yarrow's Education Suite,
Te Rangimarie,
Hospice Taranaki,
5 David Street,
New Plymouth

Genesis Oncology Palliative Care Lecture series:

First Thursday of each month from 0730 - 0830, held at the above address... 

The Palliative Care Lecture Series 2017 - pdf available here 

For further details please contact : Letiesha or phone 06 753 7830

Session 7# Euthanasia

Thursday 3rd August 2017

Presenter: Dr Martin Woods - Senior Lecturer, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health and Research Fellow, Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington

Lecture 8# Neurologically based difficult behaviours and possible management

Thursday 7th September 2017

Presenter: Dr Oleg Kiriaev - Palliative Medicine Specialist, Totara Hospice South Auckland and Senior Medical Officer, Mental Health Services for Older People, Auckland

Lecture 9#  Dignity

Thursday 5th October 2017

Presenter: - to be confirmed

Lecture 10# "Still a couple?" A study of sexuality and intimacy concerns in residential care from the perspectives of residents' partners and care staff.

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Presenter: Clare Greensmith - Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Occupational Therapist

Lecture 11#  Chronic respiratory disease

Thursday 7th December 2017

Presenter: to be confirmed 


Link Nurse Group Meeting North/Central & South Taranaki

To develop and promote best practice in the provision of palliative care in the Aged Care sector. To maintain and support quality palliative care education within Taranaki, to review resources, share resources and offer peer support. For registered/enrolled nurses.

2017 DATES: on Thursday's, 1600 - 1700, every second month

VENUE:  Hospice Taranaki, Te Rangimarie, Yarrow Education Suite - 5 David St, Westown, New Plymouth

No charge to join this group

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Competency Program

The aim of this workshop is to assist Registered Nurses in aged residential care or private hospitals to increase knowledge, skills and competencies in the use of subcutaneous syringe drivers within a palliative care context. This course is endorsed by Hospice New Zealand.   This is a 2 hour workshop + written assessment to achieve the Hospice NZ Competency Certificate.

There is a charge of $60 per person - an invoice will be sent

To register email Vanessa or phone during normal working hours at Te Rangimarie 753 7830

DATES 2017:

Wednesday 9th August 1300 - 1500

Wednesday 6th September 1300 - 1500

Wednesday 8th November 1300 - 1500


Annual updates (Refresher courses) are recommended, to maintain competency, in the use of the syringe driver and medication management in Palliative Care.

Hospice New Zealand Syringe Driver Refresher courses:


Venue: Te Rangimarie Hospice, 5 David St, Westown, New Plymouth - unless you are advised otherwise.

There is a charge of $20 per person

Register: email (Vanessa) Vanessa Philp or telephone Vanessa (during normal office hours) on 06 753 7830 normal office hours) on 06 753 7830 

2017 DATES:

Wednesday 23rd August  1300 - 1430

Wednesday 20th September 1300 - 1430

Wednesday 22nd November 1300 - 1430


Hospice NZ Fundamentals of Palliative Care Education

Available for all staff in Aged Care facilities

  • Essence of Palliative Care
  • Pain & Symptom Management
  • Ethical Issues in Palliative Care
  • Palliative Care for people with Chronic Illness
  • Palliative Care for people with Dementia
  • Communication Skills
  • Last Days of Life
  • Loss & Grief
  • Caring for Ourselves
  • Spirituality


a half day - afternoon each week, for 4 weeks

1300 - 1630

2017 DATES:

JULY Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

OCTOBER Wednesday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th


No charge to attend  - please contact Vanessa to register

Requests for Education either at Te Rangimarie or offsite are invited please contact Vanessa - email Vanessa

Certificate of Attendance on completion of workshops is provided - you must attend all 4 sessions.

Fundamentals programme certificate will be received when your reflective evaluation has been returned.