Living with serious illness can be stressful for patients and families. Addressing psychosocial distress is critical to supporting patients and families through the journey of serious illness, and delivering quality whole-person care. Explore strategies and skills to assess how patients are coping with disease management and prognosis, and processing the prospect of dying.
What You'll Learn
Explore assessment models and application in primary palliative care practices
Discuss the role of the patient’s self-identified family in palliative care
Understand the various types of grief and the role grief plays during a serious illness
Name at least three social determinants of health and a potential intervention for mitigating each one
Identify at least two supportive resources for caregivers, and three social determinants of health that can influence patient and family function and coping in palliative care
What You'll Earn
3.5 Continuing Education (CE) credits provided through California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Extended Learning, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care (CSU). The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Who Should Enroll
Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians in any practice setting
Completion and Refunds
To complete this course and obtain a certificate, you must view the course in its entirety, correctly answer all case studies and quiz/test questions (as appropriate) and complete the evaluation. No refunds are given for self-paced courses. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase.
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The CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care has a proven track record. Read this case study to learn how an Institute course helped a strategic team from a South Carolina hospital make the business case for palliative care by showing their palliative care pilot program saved the hospital $2 million in its first year.
Giving the Gift of Palliative Care Education
The Institute offers scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition in any Institute course, funded by philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley to provide training that can enhance care for patients and families in the San Diego region. Join the interest list below.
Alumni: Guiding the Next Generation
If you’ve taken a palliative care course through the Institute, you are part of a movement to transform care for people with serious illnesses and their families. We are invested in your success! Stay connected with us for support, new practice strategies, special offers, and more.
Inspiring Exceptional Whole Person Care
Individuals and organizations committed to improving care and quality of life for people with serious illnesses have supported the CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care since its inception. Their generosity has helped the Institute further its mission and create new palliative care courses that address critical healthcare needs.
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These free resources explore palliative care topics and strategies designed to inspire exceptional whole person care. Stay engaged with us to access new resources as they become available.
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If you’re passionate about palliative care education and innovation, join our mission to advance and enhance palliative care by educating current and future healthcare professionals, we’d love to connect with you!
Sharing Experiences, Personally and Professionally
The Institute is a respected source of palliative care expertise. If you’re a media professional writing about palliative care, we’re glad to connect you with our staff, faculty, and/or subject matter experts to answer questions or provide a quote.
Contribute to the Discussion, Post or Share a Story Idea
If you’re a palliative care clinician interested in advancing serious illness care by contributing a blog post or suggesting a story idea, we want to hear from you!
Sharing Resources: Request a Faculty Toolkit
The Institute and its Campus Partners began work in 2018 on a pilot program for an online Faculty Toolkit to help college and university faculty integrate palliative care content into classes in multiple disciplines. The online modules include resources and interactive learning activities that focus on the basics of palliative care and health disparities in palliative care.
Disability Accommodations or Special Needs
It is requested that anyone who requires auxiliary aids such as sign language interpreters and alternative format materials notify the event sponsor at least seven business days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.
Building Palliative Care Awareness at the Local Level
Campus partners build awareness of palliative care through programs for students, faculty, health professionals, and caregivers in their communities.
If you’re a CSU faculty member who is passionate about palliative care, we’d love to talk with you about creating a Campus Partner Institute on your campus. The Institute supports its Campus Partners in several ways, including identifying funders for research, helping with grantwriting, and sharing faculty resources.
Join Our Community of Contributors Passionate About Palliative Care
If you’re passionate about palliative care education and innovation and have specific skills that complement our mission to advance and enhance palliative care by educating current and future healthcare professionals, we’d love to connect with you!
The CSU Shiley Haynes Institute for Palliative Care is continuously seeking to expand our network of content contributors, and freelancers who are skilled in the following areas:
Subject-matter experts in palliative care or case management
Online instructors including physicians, clinical social workers, RNs, APRNs, and chaplains with experience in palliative care
Content and curriculum developers
Healthcare writers and editors
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