To create a successful palliative care program, it is extremely important that everyone in the organization has a generalist level of knowledge about palliative care. The California State University Institute for Palliative Care works with leading experts in palliative care to create up-to-date curriculum that is accurate, interactive, and very engaging.
While there are many webinars and videos in the marketplace presented as palliative care education, the distinction lies in the quality of the content and the integration of the learning. All Institute courses are designed to raise awareness, build skills, and to support healthcare organizations in delivering the best care possible. Contact us for information on custom programs.
The core of the palliative care team starts with the nurses, social workers, and chaplains who support patients and their families. We’ve worked with some of the largest health systems in the country to develop this powerful, foundational program designed to bring a common voice, shared philosophies, and practical skills to any palliative care program. This curriculum is extremely cost-effective, self-paced for easy administration, and provides Continuing Education Hours for each discipline. If you want your team working together for the well-being of the patient and the success of the organization, consider Core Concepts in Palliative Care – Team Training for Organizations.
Starting a Community-Based Palliative Care Program
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care’s Building a Community-Based Palliative Care Program series offers organizations in every stage of the palliative care development or implementation, the guidance and practical resources needed to meet both the patient and organization’s goals. The series includes online courses that you and your team can take to help plan a sustainable palliative care program. It lays out a clear, easy-to-follow path leading to a successful launch or re-launch of a community-based palliative care program.
The Business Case for Palliative Care provides a strong footing for any organization launching a palliative care program or hoping to reinvigorate an existing one. This four-hour, self-paced course is designed to orient clinical and administrative leaders to the business planning principles necessary for the successful implementation and integration of palliative care. It can help you prevent major mistakes and missteps that can often derail a good program.
The course introduces the analyses needed to assess the impact of a program and identify the growth opportunities for hospital, clinic, and home-based palliative care services. It provides a roadmap for gathering the data needed to make the case for creating, sustaining or expanding a successful palliative care program. Learn how others have used this program with some astounding results.
Generalist (Primary) Palliative Care Training
Integrating palliative care into your organization, whether a health system or a physician practice group, requires more than just adding a palliative care specialist or creating a palliative care team. Integrating palliative care is quite different from simply implementing a palliative care program.
The integration of palliative care is a cultural shift. This requires a plan, commitment, and champions to lead the way, but before this shift is possible, education is required. For a palliative care program to succeed it is important that everyone in the organization has a generalist level of knowledge of palliative care.
The What Every… series offers specific courses for: