Palliative Care and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a severe healthcare crisis. Those most at risk from the virus — the elderly, frail, and/or those with underlying serious health problems — are the exact patient population that palliative care is designed to serve.
Our concern and commitment to them and to you, the professionals caring for them, is at the forefront of all we do.
To help clinicians quickly build basic palliative care skills and better serve patients and families affected by this crisis, we are offering the courses listed below free of charge through June 30.
Select Palliative Care Courses Are Free Until June 30
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In many ways, COVID-19 care is palliative care. The myriad strengths of palliative care — communication, advance care planning, pain and symptom management, and psychosocial/spiritual support — are needed now more than ever.
This selection of self-paced online courses reflects those themes and gives bedside, acute-care and/or community-based clinicians strategies they can immediately integrate into practice to ease suffering, improve communication, facilitate healthcare decision making, and build resilience.
All courses include CE credits and some include CMEs.
Additional free resources on advance care planning, coping with moral distress, practicing mindfulness, understanding trajectories of illness, and more, can be found here.
Please bookmark this page and check back often. New courses and resources will be added as they become available.
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Introduction to Palliative Care Principles and Practice
Advance Care Planning and Documentation
Difficult Conversations and Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention and Management
Primary Palliative Care
Self-Care for Frontline Clinicians
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- Mindfulness and Its Meaning in Palliative Care
- Coping With Moral Distress: A Guide for Healthcare Providers Caring for Patients With Serious Illness
- Advance Care Planning: A Guide for Healthcare Professionals
- The Power of Words: The Importance of Defining and Documenting Patient-Centered Care
- The Five Trajectories: Supporting Patients During Serious Illness
- The Whole Person Plan: A Tool to Guide APRNs in Palliative Care Discussions and Assessments