Do you find it difficult to carry out conversations about end-of-life care? Learn how to discuss the sensitive topics of life-sustaining interventions, how to assess and manage the physiological changes of dying, and how to help patient, family, and care team to cope with loss, grief, and bereavement. This course is the third course in our Education in Palliative Care (EPC) Course Series.
Examines common individual and family experiences across the illness trajectory from a theoretical, empirical and clinical perspective in order to understand and assess distress and coping from a family centered standpoint. The course draws on a case-based, narrative format and provides opportunities to learn in small groups of interprofessional learners.
This six week facilitator led online asynchronous course is designed to help health care professionals expand their knowledge about hospice palliative care issues. Participants will learn how to build their communication, assessment and symptom management skills as well as strategies for teaching patients in different hospice palliative care settings.
Symptom management is a core skill in palliative care that improves the quality of life of patients living with serious illnesses and reduces suffering. Learn to assess and manage four symptoms commonly experienced by patients in palliative care: pain, delirium, nausea and vomiting, and dyspnea. This course is the second course in our Education in Palliative Care (EPC) Course Series.
Do you provide care for patients living with serious illnesses, such as cancer, lung disease, heart failure, or kidney disease? Take this first course in our Education in Palliative Care (EPC) Course Series to integrate the palliative approach to care into your practice. With palliative care support, patients report fewer symptoms, better quality of life, and greater satisfaction with their care.