Palliative care needs to be more than only a hospice initiative. Hence our education programme is an important function of St Luke’s Hospice, training people at all levels of health care.
All patients suffering from chronic or incurable illnesses deserve palliative care.
Palliative Care is “an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering, the early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual.” (World Health Organisation, 2002)
Our aim is to revolutionise nursing, not only in the most obvious places like hospitals, nursing homes, and primary health clinics, but also in easily forgotten places like old age homes, children’s homes and prisons.
St Luke’s Hospice Centre for Palliative Learning (CPL) works with the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa (HPCA) to provide a variety of courses and workshops in palliative care and related topics aimed at health care professionals, care givers as well as the lay public. These include:
- Introduction to Palliative Care courses
- The Short course in Palliative Nursing
- Basic Hospice Course for Volunteer Caregivers
- Bereavement Support Course
Please contact us using the form below if you’d like to receive more information about education and training at St Luke’s Hospice