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Newsletter June 2020

Dear Readers,

The past three months at the Johannes Hospiz since the publication of the March newsletter have been dominated by one issue: COVID-19. Hospice routines continue to be impacted by the restrictions, and we believe that this will remain the case for the foreseeable future. From an Academy standpoint, this has meant and continues to mean the cancellation of all training and further education events. In terms of international activities, all travel arrangements are on hold for the time being. But there are also opportunities to be had, such as taking the time to join up with colleagues from Ukraine to prepare content for a palliative care reference book or finalising work on the guiding principles of our hospice.

I wish you all a summer full of joy, happiness, relaxation and plenty of time in the great outdoors.


Yours, Andreas Stähli


Day-to-day work at the hospice

Group treasure hunt – geocaching at Johannes Hospiz

Geocaching is a wonderful leisure activity for all the family, particularly in these times. It is a modern form of an age-old game – a treasure hunt – that offers plenty of fun and excitement for young and old. Geocachers will be pleased to know that here at the Johannes Hospiz we are also great fans of the game. The hiding places are chosen to ensure that they do not impinge on the hospice’s activities ...

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Education

“Hello, I am nurse Angelina” – an English course for inpatient care professionals

The work placements of our Ukrainian colleagues last year once again showed how important it is to have a basic command of English in a healthcare environment. English language skills are also a vital part of helping people who speak little to no German. Language may not form a physical barrier, but it still makes it more difficult to communicate with people and understand their needs. ...

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Expanding horizons

Post-graduate palliative care training in Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia: publication of quantitative research findings

Between April and September 2018, the Head of Academy embarked on a research expedition in the WHO regions of Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The data gathered as part of the research in the form of questionnaires and interviews was analysed from a quantitative and qualitative perspective. The quantitative part will soon be published in Palliative Medicine in Practice, with an online version already released ...

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Johannes Hospiz Münster gGmbH
St. Mauritz-Freiheit 44, D-48145 Münster, HRB 5332
www.johannes-hospiz.de

Managing Director: Ludger Prinz,

Academy of Johannes Hospiz M√ľnster
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www.akademie-johannes-hospiz.de

Head of Academy: Dr. Andreas Stähli, M.A.,

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