With the support of the Open Society Georgia Foundation hospice staff went through an intensive training course in the Netherlands from December 10th to December 16th. Study tour helped hospice staff to acquire professional and practical skills as well as theoretical knowledge. During the six-day program, nurses, a coordinator and a nanny went through a course in the Academic Medical Center (Amsterdam) and Emma Children’s Hospital. Practical knowledge acquired in the zones "ZonnaCare" and "Biezeward".
The course covered issues like care, end-of-life care and support, pain management, ethics, communication with parents, telling the diagnosis and spiritual support.