Vote of Confidence in Stepping Stone Hospice Learning Centre

The newly established Stepping Stone Hospice Centre for Palliative Learning (CPL) was recently invited to give a one hour introduction and overview on Loss and Bereavement to 75 medical students currently on the Moshal Scholarship Programme.

Established in 2009 by Martin Moshal, the Moshal Scholarship Program currently provides scholarships to over 909 Moshal Scholars in Israel, South Africa and the Ukraine to enable determined young people from challenging backgrounds to attend the top universities in their home countries.

Moshal Scholars and Alumni from all around South Africa met for the annual Moshal Scholarship Program event on the weekend of 31 August to 2 September in Boksburg. The weekend was jam packed with valuable workshops, team building challenges, networking and bonding with fellow members of the Moshal family.

"We consider the invitation to present an overview on Loss and Bereavement as a huge feather in our cap and a vote of confidence in the training standards of our newly formed Centre for Palliative Learning," says Sonia Thomson, head of Human Resources at Stepping Stone Hospice & Care Services.

Sonia assisted Fiona Shraga, one the CPL facilitators and trainers in the presentation to the students. The session included topics of palliative care, grief and loss, bereavement and the difficult topic of breaking bad news.

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Caption: Stepping Stone Hospice trainer, Fiona Shraga, delivering a presentation on Loss and Bereavement to a group of medical students enrolled in the Moshal Scholarship Programme.

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