Palliative care is not only a hospice initiative, making our education programme (training people in all levels of health care) an important function of St Luke’s Combined Hospices.
Our aim is to introduce palliative care, 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 too.
We work with medical, nursing or social work students and assist in the training of volunteers with particular emphasis on the following areas: the needs, spiritual and otherwise, of the dying and their families, loss and grief, and establishing a caring relationship.
St Luke’s 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, caregivers and the general 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: