We promote education and provide a range of programs and services to patients, their families, carers and volunteers which help develop, train and educate to support people dying in their homes. We are committed to education and community capacity building across graduate and undergraduate programs for patients, families, health care workers and our community.
Provision of education by Ballarat Hospice Care staff is a key element in supporting patients and their families and carers at home – from strategies to manage symptoms and using equipment, through to providing practical aspects of care and caring for carers. Supporting patients and carers through education enables people to remain at home whilst this is their preference.
- Undergraduate clinical placement
- New and current staff
Supporting current and new staff to the organisation through the provision of a comprehensive orientation program, maintaining mandatory competencies and identifying/supporting ongoing learning opportunities.
Overseeing and supporting students whilst on clinical placements – undergraduate nursing students, medical students, PEPA placement (www.pepaeducation.com)
Community group education in Ballarat and surrounding districts
Liaising, collaborating with and provision of education to key stakeholders in the Ballarat Hospice Care service area (health services, district nursing services, aged care facilities, other care facilities and supported accommodation) to increase ability to support patients, families and carers in the community.
PATIENT SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS
Trained Patient Support Volunteers focus on bringing normality back to life and provide a link to community for patients, their carers and family. They bridge the gulf between medical professionals and community and provide valued support through offering respite, transport and friendship.
Volunteers are trained in accordance with volunteer training standards.