What Every… Needs to Know About Palliative Care
Palliative Care Training for Health Professionals
Palliative care is fundamentally different from the “usual care” delivered by most providers and offers benefits to patients across the care continuum.
Yet most healthcare professionals don’t know what palliative care is, how it differs from hospice, when someone can receive it, how to explain it to patients and families and why it is a critical component of value-based, quality-driven healthcare.
What Every… Needs to Know About Palliative Care is a series of self-paced, online courses that enables organizations to ensure that everyone understands the fundamentals about palliative care, including how it differs from hospice.
Since palliative care can benefit patients of all ages, at every stage of life, it’s important for every person working in your organization to understand what it is, for whom it is appropriate, and how to connect patients and families to available palliative care services.
What You’ll Learn
Each course includes the same content domains, specific information appropriate for each discipline is provided in the discipline-specific course, including:
What You’ll Earn
Each module is approximately one hour in length and provides an introduction to palliative care. These courses are designed to create an awareness of palliative care principles and establish a common understanding across the organization. In each module, the course provides information and tools critical to that specific discipline. All courses provide 1 CE or CME.
What Every Patient Advocate Needs to Know About Palliative Care
What Every Patient Advocate Needs to Know About Palliative Care teaches professional patient advocates working in private practice or any care setting the benefits of palliative care. This curriculum examines the basic tenants of palliative care and how patient advocates can use it to support the people they serve. Topics covered include delivering bad news, goal setting, advance care planning and more.
This course examines the issues most prevalent in serious illness, as well as the resources patient advocates can use to support clients and families on this journey.
What Every Physician Needs to Know About Palliative Care
Basic palliative care skills can be integrated into every physician’s practice to assist with difficult conversations as well as with identifying and assisting patients appropriate for palliative care.
The What Every Physician Needs to Know About Palliative Care course provides a comprehensive overview of palliative care principles, models of care, and important skills. The course provides practitioners with guidance on how to deliver bad news, conduct an advance care planning discussion, and assess the need for expert-level palliative care.
What Every Physician Assistant Needs to Know About Palliative Care
This course, ideal for physician assistants working in any care setting and with any patient population or PA students and faculty who need a standardized comprehensive overview of palliative care principles, will equip you with definitions, models of care, skills and tools you can immediately incorporate into your practice.
In What Every Physician Assistant Needs to Know About Palliative Care, you will learn functional assessments, goal setting, delivering bad news, advance care planning, when to refer a patient to palliative care and the benefits of providing palliative care in various care settings.
What Every Nurse Needs to Know About Palliative Care
The What Every Nurse Needs to Know About Palliative Care course teaches nurses working in every care setting the benefits of palliative care. The course includes numerous tools that nurses can use to improve the care of patients they serve, including functional assessments, goal setting, delivering bad news, advance care planning and more.
Nurses will learn when to refer a patient to palliative care and the benefits of providing palliative care in various care settings.
What Every APRN Needs to Know About Palliative Care
What Every APRN Needs to Know about Palliative Care is made for advanced practice nurses and clinical nurse specialists in any setting. This interactive one-hour course will help you understand the benefits of palliative care, how it is different from usual care and hospice, and will provide tools for assessing the need for and making referrals to expert-level palliative care.
By integrating basic palliative care skills into their “toolkit,” APRNs and CNSs can better provide this extra level of support to their patients. Learn functional assessments, goal setting, delivering bad news,advance care planning and more.
What Every Social Worker Needs to Know About Palliative Care
Social work professionals in healthcare settings are often tasked with helping the sickest and most vulnerable patients identify and access the supports needed to cope with their illness.
The What Every Social Worker Needs to Know About Palliative Care course provides social workers with guidance, tools, and techniques on how to initiate a discussion about palliative care, initiate advance care planning discussions, identify patient goals, and facilitate difficult conversations with patients and family members. It also provides information on ways to integrate palliative care elements into every social worker’s practice.
What Every Chaplain Needs to Know About Palliative Care
Spirituality can help people come to terms with their illness and cope with suffering. Chaplains are expected to offer care and counsel to patients and their caregivers. The What Every Chaplain Needs to Know About Palliative Care course teaches all chaplains about palliative care and how to incorporate this awareness into their daily practice in all care settings. It also teaches chaplains when to refer a patient to palliative care experts.
What Every Health Professional Needs to Know About Palliative Care
This course teaches everyone working in your organization about palliative care and advance care planning, providing tools and resources to help them help your patients, improve the care they deliver and ensure that your patients and your organization reap the full benefits of palliative care.
- Kathy Brandt, MS
- Carol Lovci, RN, MSN
- Monique Parrish, DrPH, MPH, LCSW
- Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD
- Sue Wintz, MDiv, BCC
- Kendra Deja, LCSW, MSN, GNP-BC, ACHPN