Heart Touch Method for Hospital & Hospice Staff
This six-hour course is designed for Hospital and Hospice staff (doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides, volunteers, and other staff) as a basic introduction to the Heart Touch model of providing compassionate touch to hospice patients. Using a combination of exercises, demonstrations, and lectures, participants will experience the importance and power of touch as a means to communicate care and compassion.
Upon completion of this training program, you will receive a certificate of completion from The Heart Touch Project and are eligible for six continuing education hours for Registered Nurses and Chaplains.
Training Course Content
Mindful, heart-centered approach to working with medically fragile patients
Sensitive touch techniques designed specifically in working with the terminally ill
Physical and psychosocial benefits of Heart Touch for ill and isolated individuals
Creating a safe and supportive working environment between the practitioner & patient
Client assessment and client communication skills
Defining boundaries and establishing the limits of the practitioner/patient relationship
Processing feelings resulting from the impact of this work
Learn new techniques designed for hospice care
Developing skills to become a mindful presence using both verbal and nonverbal communication modalities
In order to take this program, you will need to provide current employment as a medical caregiver in a hospital or hospice system. Volunteers must also be active within their organization.
The Heart Touch Method for Hospital and Hospice Staff training is scheduled and held within each individual hospital/hospice location and is tailored to the organization’s individual needs. To schedule this training program, please contact our Program Director, Hannah Hall at 310-391-2558 or by email Hannah@hearttouch.org. or complete training request form .
The Heart Touch Method for Hospital and Hospice Staff training is customized for each hospital/provider site so fees will vary according to participant size and the distance facilitators must travel.