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Below you will find information about the training courses we are offering online.
Register your interest by filling out the form below and choosing the appropriate course.
Please be advised that all courses are only being offered in English at this time.
Health and Well-Being of the Caregiver during the COVID-19 Crisis: a 2 hour interactive facilitated eLearning course for caregivers
Course Description: Participants discuss strategies for maintaining personal safety and mental well-being and have the opportunity to discuss issues within their own settings and set their own goals and encourage others in practical applications. “This is a critical time to support both the mental, emotional as well as physical health of our West African colleagues as they are on the frontline of preparation within their own national healthcare situations. It is important that they know they are not alone during this time when news of the virus in other parts of the world has created so much fear,” – Dr. Westman.
Presented by: Dr. Lyn Westman, Mental Health Program Consultant – Mercy Ships & Tributaries Int.
Credits: Mercy Ships Certificate
Language: French and English
Dates: May 22, 2020, June 18, 2020, July 21, 2020, TBA
Heart of the Caregiver: a 6-week facilitated e-Learning course providing caregivers with personal health and well-being strategies that facilitate effective caregiving relationships
Course Description: As a caregiver, you are responding to the need of those whose lives have been affected by disease, injury, and trauma. The choices you and I make as caregivers can build life and relationships, or the choices we make can be the source of pain and suffering for the very ones we intended to help. This program prepares you to be an even more effective part of your own care team in your home, your faith community, or your hospital.
1. To see yourself and others as God sees His creation
2. To be a positive change agent in healthy caregiving relationships
2. Physical health and safety of the caregiver
3. Emotional and spiritual health of the caregiver
4. Healthy coping mechanisms for caregivers
5. Consequences of poor coping mechanisms
6. Applications and personal goal setting
7. Wrap-up and tools for continued learning
Presented by: Kat Foley, Mental Health Program Consultant – Mercy Ships & Tributaries Int.
1. Offered at no charge
2. Device and Internet connection capable of Zoom video meeting
Dates: To be announced
Basics of Mental Health 1 - Understanding People: a 7-week interactive and mentored eLearning course for medical professionals. the first of a 5 part series to introduce medical professionals to basic mental health concepts based on Dr. Lyn Westman’s textbook "Understanding People, Mental Health, and Trauma"
Course Description: Mercy Ships is committed to promoting hope and healing through global mental health programs. The “Understanding People” eLearning course is designed to help participants begin to develop a self-directed framework to better understand others and themselves in ways that help facilitate healthy change in relationships, communities, and organizations. In doing so, this course is meant to create safe places for conversations and peer support around mental health, trauma, and addressing stigma.
Presented by: Kat Foley, Mental Health Program Specialist – Mercy Ships
With a panel of expert international mentors
Dates: November 1, 2020 – December 15, 2020 | Tuesdays @ 2PM (GMT+1)
To be announced
Basics of Mental Health 2 – Understanding Stress: a 9-week interactive and mentored e-Learning course. The second of a 5 part series to introduce caregivers to basic mental health concepts based on Dr. Lyn Westman’s textbook “Understanding People, Mental Health and Trauma”
Mercy Ships is committed to promoting hope and healing through global mental health programs. The “Understanding Stress” interactive e-Learning course uses a combination of: high quality easy to understand materials developed by mental health professionals working in Africa, peer groups and expert mentors to help participants begin to develop a framework to better understand stress and facilitate healthy change in relationships, communities or organizations.
Kat Foley, Mental Health Program Specialist – Mercy Ships
With a panel of expert international mentors
Dates: February 16, 2021 – April 13, 2021
Palliative Care Principles and Practices: a 10-week mentored problem-solving e-Learning course for health care workers managing palliative patients
Course Description: Health care workers often feel helpless when a disease cannot be cured or is life threatening. Palliative care takes another perspective, looking at the person behind the disease and aiming for the best quality of life, regardless of the nature of the disease.
In times of pandemics and/or limited resources the ethical dilemma about what to do for people who don’t qualify for advanced health care or don’t have the resources to pay for these services is expanding quickly. This palliative care course will introduce healthcare workers to an inexpensive, holistic specialty that gives them opportunities to answer the needs of suffering patients, their families and their health care workers, from diagnose to bereavement.
Wrap up and tools for continued learning
Presented by: Christina van der Zande, Programs Consultant Palliative Care – Mercy Ships
Mariam Ibrahim, Palliative Care Team Leader – Mercy Ships
Endorsements: Hospica Africa, Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust, (Global Health Academy of the University of Edinburgh)
Dates: October 7, 2020 – December 9, 2020
To be announced
Physiotherapy for Nurses 1 – Mobilizing Hospitalized Patients: an 8-week interactive and mentored e-Learning course for nurses
Course Description: This course will provide nurses with tools to safely and respectfully mobilize patients during any prolonged hospitalization. It encourages safe nursing practices and patient self-nurturing activities during hospitalization and thus prevent unnecessary loss of function due to contractures and loss of muscle strength and fitness.
Wrap-up and tools for continued learning
Presented by: Karin de Haan
Dates: to be announced
Critical Care Nursing 1 - Principles and Practices: an 8 week interactive facilitated eLearning course for nurses (Coming Soon)
Course Description: As a nurse, you are often responding to the needs of those who are critically ill. The choices you make can have serious life or death consequences. This 8-hour course will examine the role and responsibilities of the nurse in the limited resource critical care unit (CCU) setting to facilitate development of the skills, attitudes and critical thinking required to provide a high level of patient care. It is offered at no charge by Mercy Ships experts in critical care nursing in 8 weekly 1.5-hour sessions.
Presented by: Ali Herbert
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