Palliative Care

Working in palliative care means working holistically and at all times to be aware that healing and comfort-management is holistic.
The ability to respond to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual distress is strongly linked with the ability for the health-care professional to stay present and connected.

Trainings and workshops in Palliative Care are focused on working collaboratively to enhance and strengthen the knowledge, skills and confidence of practitioners in the health-care field to provide holistic care and support for those receiving palliative care services.

Loss, Grief & Bereavement

Embracing death as being part of life teaches us much about the art of living fully.
Life and suffering are inextricably linked. Grieving for a significant life changing event brings an opportunity to address the suffering, integrating the strengths needed for healing in the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual realms.

It is essential to acknowledge difference in expressions of mourning and grieving. This acceptance enable us to stand beside the other and create a bridge for connection, honouring difference as well as recognising the shared human experience of loss.

Care for the caregiver

When flying an aircraft, the safety instructions are quite clear; in an emergency, if you are travelling with someone who needs care, put your own oxygen mask on first. For the work of the Health Carer this metaphor is very appropriate.

To be effective and stay healthy in this role it is essential to take care of ourselves first. Self-care in this context is viewed as having two aspects. Firstly, we need to nurture ourselves physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. The second aspect is self-awareness, more challenging butvitally important. For without self-awareness, we are less likely to be able to facilitate meaning, healing and hope in others and are more likely to project our own issues and needs onto those we care for.

We are also more likely to develop ‘burnout’ or ‘compassion fatigue’ at great personal cost.

Clinic Address

Letham Cottage, 35 Jervois Road,
Ponsonby, Auckland, Aotearoa,
Mob. +64211130273
New Zealand.

Postal Address

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68 Hunterville Road, RD1, Orapiu
Waiheke Island 1971
New Zealand

Quote

" Don't let your throat tighten with fear
take sips of breath all day and night
before death closes your mouth. "
Jalal-ad-Din Rumi

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