Liese Groot-Alberts

Liese Groot-Alberts was born in Fryslân, Netherlands. She lives in New Zealand working internationally as a public and keynote speaker, palliative care educator and mentor for healthcare professionals.

In 1972 her eldest daughter, aged nearly 3, died suddenly two days after the birth of her son. Through this life-changing experience came her passion for working with healthcare professionals and volunteers. Over a period of several years from 1988, she has worked for Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross as a workshop leader and staff member conducting workshops in New Zealand, Australia, USA, and Europe.

After Dr. Ross’ retirement, Liese continued to develop her own workshops and seminars. She conducts trainings in trauma, loss, grief and bereavement, palliative care, as well as self-care for the carer, resilience, spirituality, mentoring and working with difference, finding strength and hope in connectedness. She’s conducted lectures, workshops, and seminars in the USA, Europe, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Singapore, Samoa, Zimbabwe, and New Zealand. In her presentations and workshops, Liese uses images, poetry, humor, and music as well as sound theoretical underpinning of the material presented.

Declaration and Call-to-Action on Palliative Care & COVID-19

Witnessing, with the rest of the world, the overwhelming physical, social, emotional and spiritual suffering COVID-19 is inflicting on infected persons and their families globally;

Recognizing that palliative care is aimed at prevention and management of serious health-related suffering;

Observing with great concern that the persons infected with COVID-19 are isolated from their families, and may never see them again;

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