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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 class 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.
Dates: May 22, 2020 June 18, 2020, July 21, 2020
Basics of Mental Health 1 - Understanding People: 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
Dates: November 1, 2020 – December 15, 2020 | Tuesdays @ 2PM (GMT+1)
Palliative Care Principles and Practices: a nine-week problem-solving course for health care workers managing patients in the COVID-19 crisis and/or 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.
Presented by: Christina van der Zande, Programs Consultant Palliative Care – Mercy Ships
Mariam Ibrahim, Palliative Care Team Leader – Mercy Ships.
With a panel of expert international mentors
Dates: October 7, 2020 – December 9, 2020
Physiotherapy interventions in nursing care to mobilize patients during a hospitalization: a 7 week interactive facilitated eLearning course (Coming Soon)
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.
Presented by: Karin de Haan
Dates: to be announced
Critical Care Nursing - Principles and Practices: an 8 week interactive facilitated eLearning course (Coming Soon)
Course Description: in development
Presented by: Ali Herbert
Course Goals: in development
Dates: To be announced
Thank you for your interest in participating in training with Mercy Ships! Please fill out the form so we can share with you information regarding upcoming courses.
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