What Every Health Professional Needs to Know About Palliative Care
Palliative care is specialized care, an extra level of support, for people with serious or chronic illnesses. Appropriate from point of diagnosis onward, it focuses on relieving the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, going hand-in-hand with curative treatment and improving quality of life for both the patient and their family.
In the growing recognition of its value, the majority of health professionals need palliative care education to understand what its benefits are and why/how it is different from hospice and end of life care. This self-paced online course provides one CE credit and an introduction to palliative care. The course is designed to create an awareness of palliative care principles and it provides information and resources to enhance the skills of health professionals.
What You’ll Learn
The course walks you through a comprehensive overview of palliative care including:
- Knowledge of Palliative Care
- The Palliative Care Team
- Delivery of Care
- Settings of Care
- Increasing timely access to quality palliative care
What You’ll Earn
- Differentiate among “usual” care, palliative care and hospice care
- Identify the role of each member of the palliative care team and the benefits of interdisciplinary care
- Describe unique elements of the palliative care delivery process
- Recognize the value of palliative care in specific care settings
- Conduct an advance care planning conversation
- Assess and identify patients who would benefit from palliative care
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The What Every Health Professional Needs to Know About Palliative Care online course reviews the principles of palliative care, the typical composition of the palliative care team, ways to identify patients who can benefit from palliative care and key advance care planning concepts. The course includes numerous resources that anyone working in health care can use to identify ways to improve the care of patients and family caregivers.
Whether your organization has a dedicated palliative care team, contracts with another organization to offer palliative care, is considering starting a palliative care program or is interested in integrating the principles of palliative care throughout the organization, this course is a critical part of a health professional’s education. What Every Health Professional Needs to Know About Palliative Care will help participants understand the benefits of palliative care, how it is different from usual care and hospice, and the best practices for communicating about palliative care.
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What Every Health Professional Needs to Know about Palliative Care includes case scenarios, multi-media content, extensive resources and multiple tools to enrich the online learning experience. This course is one of a series of courses designed to teach the entire organization about palliative care. Learn more about the What Every… Needs to Know About Palliative Care series and maximize your investment in palliative care.
- Kathy Brandt, MS
- Carol Lovci, RN, MSN
- Monique Parrish, DrPH, MPH, LCSW
- Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD
- Sue Wintz, MDiv, BCC
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.