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.
Case scenarios (in this course) were relatable to issues I encounter with patients on a daily basis, so it provided me with tools to improve my professional practice. The content reinforced and served as a reminder to me to engage in self-care on a consistent basis.”a social worker who completed the course
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 readmissions, lead to more effective decision-making, and boost employee satisfaction and retention.
Presented in an engaging and interactive online format, this education includes Core Concepts in Palliative Care—All Health Professionals, a foundational course in the Core Concepts series.
Topics covered in this course include:
- 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
|Begins:||Immediately upon registration|
|Is taught:||Completely online, available 24/7|
|Offers:||10 continuing education hours|
|Costs:||$299 per student|
Computing skills sufficient to complete graduate coursework. Desktop or laptop computer required. Mobile devices may not work properly. Students not able to fulfill these requirements, will not be able to succeed in an online format.
|Is ideal for:||Social workers or counselors interested in supporting seriously ill patients and families|
|Provides:||A comprehensive overview of palliative care and the roles of each team member, with special emphasis on the role of social workers|
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There are no refunds on our self-paced courses
By the end of this 10-hour course, learners will have mastered a wide range of learning objectives including all those listed here in Core Concepts in Palliative Care—All Health Professionals, as well as how to:
- 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