California State University Institute for Palliative Care Releases Enhanced Chaplaincy Course
Created in Conjunction with the Association of Professional Chaplains
SAN DIEGO, CA – June 22, 2017 – Two leading professional organizations, the California State University Institute for Palliative Care (Institute) and Association of Professional Chaplains (APC), are pleased to announce the availability of a collaboratively developed course to prepare professional chaplains with the knowledge and skills needed to support patients and families dealing with the challenges of serious and chronic illness. Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy, an eight-week, fully online course was designed to deliver to busy chaplains and spiritual counselors the critical information needed to work in palliative care, individually and as part of a team, supporting families and individuals facing chronic and serious illness.
The Institute is now taking enrollments for the course, which begins July 26, 2017. Fully online, Essentials of Palliative Care Chaplaincy was created and reviewed by nationally recognized palliative care professional chaplains. “Professional chaplains play an extremely important role in palliative care.” said Helen McNeal, Executive Director of the Institute. “The Institute has a proud history of providing chaplaincy education, and we are pleased to partner with APC and our curriculum experts to design this new and deeply enriched Chaplaincy Essentials course. The release of this course affirms our commitment to provide the latest and most comprehensive educational offerings for chaplains whose practice includes care for those with serious or chronic illness.”