Education Opportunities - Paediatric Palliative Care

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Paediatric Palliative Care Education Forum

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8-9am

This is a national forum held by video conference for health professionals with an interest in paediatric palliative care. Sessions are provided by the Starship Palliative care service, and clinicians around the country, caring for children with palliative care needs around the county.

Topics vary and include physical symptom management, psychosocial, spiritual and cultural care, ethical issues, and quality initiatives.

If you are interested in attending or presenting in this forum, please contact Karyn Bycroft (

Introduction to Paediatric Palliative Care – Education day for health professionals

Dates for 2021:

  • Tuesday 30th March

  • Tuesday 25th May

  • Tuesday 5th October

Sessions are held three times a year, in the Clinical Education Centre on Level 5 of Auckland City Hospital. The day runs from 8am – 4:30pm.

This education day is a one-day introduction to Paediatric Palliative Care for any health professional working in Child Health in New Zealand. There are no prerequisites for this day.

  • Objective: To increase knowledge and skills of health professionals, in order to improve palliative care provided to infants, children and adolescents who have a life-limiting or life threatening condition and to their families/whanau

  • Structure: A series of short lectures provided by a range of speakers from the Starship Palliative Care multidisciplinary team including nursing, medical, allied health and psychosocial practitioners.

  • Content: Overview of paediatric palliative care within the New Zealand context: general principles, planning care and communication, common illnesses and trajectories, specific issues such as grief and bereavement and supporting siblings, symptom management and caring for yourself and each other.

For further information, or to book on a day, please contact Gemma Aburn, Nurse Specialist, Paediatric Palliative Care, by email: