Mindfulness and its Meaning in Palliative Care
Mindfulness is a stress-reducing practice and a way of being that’s creating a huge buzz around our increasingly fast-paced world. In palliative care, it’s a therapeutic tool that can offer patients profound relief from anxiety and the discomforting symptoms of their disease.
We’ve teamed up with Lauren Kriegel from the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to explore some of the best practices and extraordinary benefits of mindfulness.
What You’ll Learn
- The benefits of mindfulness for palliative care patients and others suffering from stress or anxiety
- How to teach patients to practice mindfulness
- How to help patients manage unwanted emotions
- How to improve communication and interpersonal effectiveness
- How to boost patients’ ability to tolerate distress
- How to lead patients toward radical acceptance – enjoying a life that isn’t the one they wanted
Courses for Career-Building in Palliative Care
Critical Palliative Care Skills for Social Workers
This 8-week, online course teaches the essential skills that every social worker needs to know. If your career involves any involvement with palliative care, you’ll find this engaging and interactive course an ideal way to build confidence and keep knowledge and skills up to date.
Post MSW Certificate in Palliative Care
This 8-month, online course is designed to provide master’s-prepared social workers with the knowledge and skills to be successful in palliative care and interprofessional environments. Many of our students describe this course as a life-changing experience!
Applying Motivational Interviewing Techniques & Interventions in Palliative Care
Motivational interviewing is a technique that clinicians use to help patients identify and overcome reluctance to discuss their goals of care. Social workers find this online course helpful in increasing patient and family caregiver involvement in establishing their own palliative care goals.
Have a question about our courses or group training?
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