Palliative care education for all health professionals

Explore convenient palliative care education designed for professionals in any setting. Learn online and on your own time.

Beyond Cultural Humility: Diversity, Inclusivity, and Navigating Bias in Care

Learners enrolled in this course explore aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion to develop self-awareness and build professional skills that promote a safe and welcoming workplace environment. The course provides an opportunity for learners to consider how self-reflection can lead to leadership behavior and management strategies that maximize organizational harmony...

Excellence in Interprofessional Palliative Care Documentation

Explore discipline-specific and team-focused strategies for ensuring that your documentation facilitates communication and supports effective and productive relationships within the team and referral sources. If you are looking to build a more cohesive team and improve documentation and referral processes, this course is for you.

Telemedicine Skills for Clinicians

In the era of COVID-19, the world of healthcare—including palliative care—experienced a sudden shift in how care is delivered: Almost overnight, clinicians across sectors and settings migrated their patient encounters online. As a result, a significant portion of healthcare encounters occur today through technology-enabled tools and platforms from landline telephones...

Self-Care and Resilience

Self-care and building resilience is essential for clinicians working with seriously ill patients—it guards against burnout, moral distress, and team dysfunction. This course provides practical tools and resources to help healthcare professionals recognize the warning signs of moral distress, identify their own beliefs and habits that may lead to burn-out...

Applying Motivational Interviewing Techniques and Interventions in Palliative Care

Motivational interviewing is a collaborative counseling style designed to assess and strengthen a person’s motivation to take action. This powerful tool has been shown to improve patient engagement, promote goal setting and achievement, and lead to better patient outcomes. This course explores the foundations of motivational interviewing and teaches professionals in...

Aromatherapy in Palliative Care

Are you a health professional or hospice volunteer who wants to learn complementary therapies to help support your patients? Aromatherapy, the use of essential oils to promote well-being, has a growing base of research and support in modern healthcare. This course will introduce you to this age-old practice and teach you...

Basic Communication Skills for Pediatric Patient and Family Support

Hospice and palliative care professionals work with many types of families in crisis and grief. Yet, even experienced clinicians may feel anxious when delivering care to infants, children, teens, or young adults. This course describes the challenges and joys of communicating with pediatric patients and their families, demonstrates how evidence-based communication...

Basic Concepts of Easing Suffering and Promoting Healing for Pediatric Patients

The progressive illness and/or impending death of an infant, child, teen, or young adult can cause profound grief in the patient as well as the family. This course focuses on supporting those who are grieving and explores the importance of creating legacy so children and adolescents living with life-threatening illnesses...

Billing for Advance Care Planning Conversations

This online course explores strategies to encourage patient participation in advance care planning conversations. Case studies illustrate how Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes are used in various scenarios, followed by an interactive exercise to help students apply the knowledge learned in the course.

Core Concepts in Palliative Care – All Health Professionals

If you are a professional caring for people with serious illnesses, this course offers you and your team the tools and skills you need to work cohesively to provide the best whole-person care to patients and families. This course is designed for professionals from all disciplines in all care settings....

Effective Advance Care Planning Fundamentals

Advance care planning empowers patients to identify what gives their life meaning and articulate the kind of healthcare treatments they would want, or not want, if a catastrophic event or illness leaves them unable to speak for themselves. This course provides a comprehensive overview of advance care planning that can be...

Facilitating an Advance Care Planning Conversation

This 1-hour course delivers strategies for conducting advance care planning discussions with patients and families by focusing on their goals and what matters most to them. Learn when and how to confidently begin advance care planning conversations, and apply concepts and skills through interactive activities.

Food is Medicine Series – Nutrition in Palliative Care

For people with chronic or serious illness, good nutrition is an essential part of holistic palliative care. Developed by nutrition experts, with generous support from The Westreich Foundation, this two-course series explores the latest research and offers practical approaches for using nutrition to improve quality of life in any stage...

Foundational Communication Skills for Pediatric Patient and Family Support

In pediatric palliative care, honest, respectful, and open communication is essential to supporting children, teens, and young adults and their families, and to providing quality, compassionate care. This course explores how to determine the right time for an initial home visit with a pediatric patient and family, help care for other...

Foundational Concepts of Easing Suffering and Promoting Healing for Pediatric Patients

The progressive illness or impending death of an infant, child, teen, or young adult can cause profound grief in the patient as well as the family. This self-paced online course prepares hospice and palliative care professionals to recognize and address the emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual suffering of children, teens, and...

Healing Through Art

Creating art is a journey of personal expression and self-awareness that increases resilience and boosts well-being. It can be a powerful mechanism for anyone coping with grief, stress, or anxiety. This 6-week, instructor-led course will help you understand how art can facilitate healing. The course content includes tools, readings, and videos,...

Introduction to Pediatric Palliative Care

Pediatric palliative care differs from palliative care for adults, especially as the end of life approaches. These differences affect not only patients and families, but the hospice and palliative care professionals delivering care. This course introduces you to the challenges, benefits, and value of pediatric palliative care and offers a starting...

Multidisciplinary Certificate in Pediatric Palliative Care

While palliative care is designed to ease suffering in patients at any age and stage of serious illness, caring for pediatric patients differs significantly from palliative care for adults and requires an extra level of skill. Designed for social workers, chaplains, child life specialists, and other team members, our Pediatric Palliative...