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Save the date for February volunteer training

The Volunteer Support Services Programme has plans to bring you more online training for your palliative care volunteers.

We have asked the experts from the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement to tailor an online workshop that will best meet the needs of volunteers working in the field of palliative care.

“Supporting those Before and After a Death” will be offered on Tuesday 23 February 2021.

The topics covered in this training are:

  • Describe what is meant by anticipatory grief, in light of current theory and practice in the field of grief counselling
  • Identify a range of strategies that can be used to support people before and after death
  • Apply the concept of ‘living into loss’ when working with grieving individuals
  • Be aware of how anticipatory grief can impact on professionals working in the field

Like our January workshop we expect Volunteers to attend either in a group facilitated by their Volunteer Manager or individually, all via Zoom.

Save the date in your calendars. More details to come closer to the event.

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  1. Judith Hunt
    December 22, 2020

    I have been a volunteer in palliative circles in NSW until we moved to Qld. There is little recognised opportunity or value placed on palliative care volunteering here as yet. I am fortunate to be welcomed as the only volunteer at a 6 bed Ward attached to the Metro South Health region. I would love to be able access the excellent training offered through PCNSW Volunteering, but am a solo volunteer with no official coordinator. I am accountable to the CNC on the ward.
    Is it possible I can be accepted despite no coordinator recommendation? In NSW I was attached to David Berry Hospice, and worked in IAHS as a community RN until retirement.

    • Kate Bowman
      January 19, 2021

      Hi Judith. Thanks for your interest in the workshop. I will get in touch with you via email.


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