General Experience

For several years Liese worked with and for Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross as a workshop leader and workshop staff member, conducting seminars and workshops in New Zealand, Australia, USA and Europe.

Since 1979 she has been teaching groups of health-care professionals as well as working with people affected by loss, trauma and grief in Europe, New Zealand, Samoa, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, India and Zimbabwe.

Liese conducts trainings and seminars in many countries, see headings speaking and training:

Hospis Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Training Faculty, Palliative Care Workshops

In 2005 and again from 2008 till the present she has had the privilege to yearly conduct 3 day workshops together with Dr. Sue Marsden for the training faculty of Hospis Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.

Topics of the 3 day workshop: “Suffering and Hope”

Dr. Ednin Hamzah of Hospis Malaysia and his team are very passionate about strengthening the availability and quality of palliative care in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific region. They have been working very hard in this area, with incredible results.

Indonesia, Jakarta, a 2 year training programme for staff of “Rachel House”

Over a period of 2 years she worked in collaboration with the staff of "Rachel House" a paediatric community palliative care team who are making a tremendous difference working with the poor in the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia. She co-facilitated this work with Dr Sue Marsden.

Made possible with a generous sponsorship of the "Girls helping Girls Fund" Waiheke Island NZ.

Samoa, a Trauma recovery programme

She completed a 2 year trauma recovery-training programme in Samoa on invitation of and working together with the NGO: Women in Business Development Initiatives Incorporated, their website is:

This programme had being developed in response to the trauma, loss and devastation caused by the September 2009 Tsunami and consisted of 10 visits each lasting about 10 days. the clients of WIBDI were greatly affected by the tsunami and many lost their livelihoods. Dr. Sue Marsden and Liese trained the staff of WIBDI in working with their traumatised and grieving clients and families, as well as paying attention to the affects the tsunami had on the team. Both facilitators accompanied staff on their field visits and had the privilege to be invited into the families' fales and be part of hearing the stories, looking at assistance, to facilitate the healing process.

This project was generously funded by Oxfam New Zealand.

San Lazaro Hospital, Manila, The Philippines

Over a period of 6 years (2001-2007) she was part of a Filipino medical specialist team, involved in assisting with the set up of a palliative care training programme in San Lazaro Hospital, a large infectious diseases hospital for the poor in Manila, The Philippines.

Her main focus in the program was attending to the high burn out rates of staff, facilitating workshops in staff-care as well as training the Filipino team in the facilitation of grief and self-care workshops. Her involvement in this programme was completed in 2007. This programme is up and running and the trainers in Manila are conducting ongoing training programmes in palliative care throughout the Philippines.

Samoa: Inaugural Palliative Care Workshop

The other part of her work in Samoa was as a team member of the inaugural Palliative Care Workshop for Healthcare-Professionals, Non-Health care Professionals and Volunteers initiated and organised by the Oceania University of Medicine in Mootua Apia, Samoa. The purpose of this first workshop was to create a platform to introduce Palliative Care into the Oceania University of Medicine curriculum for both the graduate MD course and the undergraduate MBBS course. This 5 day course was attended by 45 participants from all walks of life, volunteers, familie members dealing with a dying loved one, nurses, doctors etc. Out of this workshop a Samoan steering group has been formed establishing palliative care in Samoa and linking with the Samoan Cancer Society.

Supervisor and mentor for Health Care professionals working in Palliative Care

individual face to face supervision for people working with trauma, grief and loss and staff working in palliative care, from 1988-present

Individual skype supervision sessions for team members of HCA, the

Hospice Care Association in Singapore
Staff of the Cachar Cancer Centre, Silchar, Assam, India

Staff of the Cachar Cancer Centre, Silchar, Assam, India

Staff of Women in Business Development inc., Apia, Samoa

Staff of Women in Business Development inc., Apia, Samoa

Staff of Paediatric Palliative Care unit, Jakarta Hospital, Indonesia

Staff of Paediatric Palliative Care unit, Jakarta Hospital, Indonesia

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