Palliative Care Lecture Series

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Thanks to the support of Genesis Oncology Trust and the generosity of presenters, Hospice NZ is able to provide access to previous lectures in their teleconference series.  These recordings do not include question and answer segments and RNZCGP endorsement is not available for this post-lecture access.

2020 Series

End of life care for people with a diagnosis of mental illness (2 April 2020)

2019 Series

Understanding the impact of new Public Health Approaches & End of Life Care (May 2019)

Palliative & End of Life Care for people with Intellectual Disability (April 2019)

Doing Death Differently (March 2019)

Palliative Care for People with Dementia (February 2019)

2018 Series

When,where & why (or not?) Rehabilitation in Palliative Care

New cancer therapies – many advances, more challenges

Spiritual care for people with dementia

Complex Pain management: the old and the new (June 2018)

The benefits of physical activity for people with advanced cancer (May 2018)

Managing complex wounds in palliative care: A practical approach (April 2018)

Mauri Ora, Mauri Mate: Reflections on developing models of palliative care for Maori (March 2018)

Being exquisitely careful with the lives of others: the case against euthanasia and assisted suicide (February 2018)

2017 Series

Dignity in End-of-Life Care (December 2017)

Neurologically based difficult behaviours and possible management (Nov 2017)

Cardiac issues at the end of life (Oct 2017)

A Palliative Care Magical Mystery Tour: an exploration of the relationship between Palliative Care and Haematology (Sept 2017)

Euthanasia (August 2017)

Te Ara Whakapiri: Principles and guidance for the last days of life; What next? (July 2017)

Dying and growing old in a foreign land – an Asian nurse migrant’s perspective (June 2017)

Palliative approaches to the management of constipation – evidence and clinical implications for practice (May 2017)

Managing late-stage dementia (Apr 2017)

Use of cannabinoids in symptom management (Mar 2017)

Palliative Care Toolbox and Nurse Practitioner in Aged Care (Feb 2017)

2016 Series

Role of the Dietitian in Palliative Care

Changing trends in volunteering – challenges and opportunities in the sector.

Finalised National Model of the Need for Palliative Care in New Zealand.

Renal Supportive Care – an overview.

Executive function in degenerative disease


New Zealand has more ethnicities than there are countries in the world- but what about hospices?

Aue, Ta fia Ola! A Samoan cultural perspective on pain

2015 Series

Exploring new approaches to volunteering

Neuroimmunology of opioids

e-Enhancement of palliative care?

The role of specialist palliative care in the management of patients and families affected by Motor Neurone Disease

A chameleon in the team:  what social workers have to offer in palliative care

Releasing the potential of nursing

A mechanism-based approach to nausea and vomiting in palliative care

2014 Series

MDT and symptom management

Foreseeing and foretelling- Is there a place for improving our prognostic skills in palliative care?

Palliative care and residential care settings

Chemotherapy agents for lung cancer and implications for palliative care

Deaths in New Zealand:  history, projections and challenges for palliative care

The sights and sounds of palliative care:  Bereaved carers of women with ovarian cancer

Pain and spirituality:  where do they intersect?

Creating the right farewell & caring for the carer

An elephant in the room:  Advance care planning in dementia