Palliative care training
St Luke’s Combined Hospices has a Centre for Palliative Learning that offers various courses in palliative care to the public.
Our Bereavement Support Course will be presented in June and is a 5-day course aimed at people who wish to assist others with bereavement support.
We also offer the Introduction to Palliative Care for Multidisciplinary Health Care Professionals which is a 6-day introductory course into palliative care that will be presented in August.
Our skilled facilitators are also able to present a host of workshops on different topics within the palliative care field.
In addition to providing palliative care training to the public, St Luke’s will also be collaborating with the Department of Health to train their staff in palliative care in realisation of the newly adopted National Policy Framework and Strategy for Palliative Care.
St Luke’s Combined Hospices also acts as a training ground for medical professionals wanting to learn more about palliative care. Every year students of various disciplines, from the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, come and do practical placements with us. We are also frequently approached by medical professionals from countries all over the world to come learn the best practices in palliative care with us.
We have two training facilities available; one at St Luke’s Combined Hospices Kenilworth and another at our community hospice on the Lentegeur Hospital premises.
For more information please contact Margot van der Wielen at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 021 797 5335.