Core Concepts in Palliative Care — Social Workers
Social workers are a critical part of the palliative care team, bringing unique skills and strengths that underscore the whole-person, patient-centered approach at the heart of palliative care. Enhancing and expanding those skills — including leadership, communication, empathy and resilience — is a lifelong pursuit.
Core Concepts in Palliative Care — Social Workers, will provide you with a deeper understanding of the multidisciplinary roles in palliative care and deliver new skills and strategies you can use to support patients and families experiencing chronic or life-limiting disease.
This curriculum explores important concepts like values, ethics, mindfulness, critical thinking and relationships, self-care, resilience, meaning-making, dying, and grief in the care of these vulnerable populations.
Originally created in partnership with one of the largest healthcare organizations in the United States, this course has been expanded and enhanced with additional content applicable across any health system. It’s perfect for individuals or teams interested in improving care for their most vulnerable patients and families.
Core Concepts in Palliative Care — Social Workers offers 10 Continuing Education Hours that will enhance your practice and boost your effectiveness in supporting seriously ill patients. Studies show palliative care can improve patient outcomes, reduce hospital re-admissions, lead to more effective decision-making, and boost employee satisfaction and retention.
This course is part of the Core Concepts in Palliative Care series. Learn more.
What You’ll Learn
- Communication – the art and soul of palliative care
- Working with diversity through inclusivity
- Spiritual, existential dimensions of palliative care
- Attending to suffering
- The role of the social worker in palliative care
- Mindfulness and self-awareness
- Critical skills for the palliative care social worker
- Special skills needed for children and the developmentally disabled
- Working with change, loss, dying, and grief
- Self-care and resilience
- The role of palliative care social workers as leaders and advocates
What You’ll Earn
- Understand the role of the palliative care social worker, and how the social worker’s core principles align with palliative care
- Know and use assessment tools across multiple, interconnected dimensions of a person’s life, and among their identified family
- Use self-awareness and mindfulness in engaging with and supporting patients
- Define tasks of grief or mourning and apply effective approaches when working with grieving persons
- Know and employ characteristics of a leader, incorporating these concepts into daily practice
Completion and Refunds
In order 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. You will have 90 days to access this course from the date of purchase. No refunds are given for self-paced courses.